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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misspellingnoun

    a spelling that is incorrect


  1. misspellingnoun

    A misspelt word.

    Accomodation is a common misspelling of accommodation.


  1. misspelling

    Spelling is a set of conventions that regulate the way of using graphemes (writing system) to represent a language in its written form. In other words, spelling is the rendering of speech sound (phoneme) into writing (grapheme). Spelling is one of the elements of orthography, and highly standardized spelling is a prescriptive element. Spellings originated as transcriptions of the sounds of spoken language according to the alphabetic principle. They remain largely reflective of the sounds, although fully phonemic spelling is an ideal that most languages' orthographies only approximate, some more closely than others. This is true for various reasons, including that pronunciation changes over time in all languages, yet spellings as visual norms may resist change. In addition, words from other languages may be adopted without being adapted to the spelling system, and different meanings of a word or homophones may be deliberately spelled in different ways to differentiate them visually.


  1. misspelling

    A misspelling is an incorrect way of spelling a word, typically involving incorrect letter combinations, errors in punctuation, omitted letters or extra inserted letters. It refers to any variation in spelling that differs from standard or accepted spelling in a particular language, often resulting from lack of knowledge or typographical errors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misspelling

    of Misspell

  2. Misspellingnoun

    a wrong spelling

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misspelling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misspelling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of misspelling in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Don't try to be too clever. And when purposefully misspelling common words, proceed with caution.

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