Misspeak definition

mĭs-spēk
To speak or pronounce incorrectly.

The actor misspoke his lines.

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To speak mistakenly, inappropriately, or rashly.
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To speak or say incorrectly.
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(intransitive, chiefly US) To fail to pronounce, utter, or speak correctly.

He didn't say you were 'tired.' He said you were 'fired.' He misspoke or you misheard.

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Origin of misspeak

  • From mis- +"Ž speak.

    From Wiktionary