how to pronounce misfire


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misfire is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of misfire in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… movie is a real misfire I mean it's got …”

meanings of misfire


  1. To fail to ignite in the proper sequence.
  2. To fail to discharge properly.
  3. To fail to achieve the anticipated result.


  1. An act of misfiring.

misfire frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word misfire occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics misfire can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that misfire can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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