mishear

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English misheren, from Old English mishȳran, mishīeran (to hear amiss, not listen to, disobey), equivalent to mis- +‎ hear.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɪsˈhɪə(ɹ)/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)

VerbEdit

mishear (third-person singular simple present mishears, present participle mishearing, simple past and past participle misheard)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To hear wrongly.
    I misheard when she asked for mints, and gave her mince instead.
  2. To misunderstand. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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