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Definition of "misspell" [mis•spell]

  • To spell incorrectly. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "misspell" in a sentence
  • "How in hell else does someone apparently raised and educated in this country, in English, misspell three simple words in one sentence?"
  • "While my spelling has never been all that bad, one thing I’ve found has helped on words that I commonly do misspell is to go in and manually correct them rather than using autocorrect once the squiggly red lines appear."
  • "Hey, if we misspell the Hebrew word for lion so that it says “gouged,” then take “gouged” to mean “pierced” and then pretend that the passage isn’t David talking about himself and has nothing to do with the messiah, by golly, we have a prophecy about the crucifixtion!"