how to pronounce misnomer


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the above transcription of misnomer is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

misnomer is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… capitalism it's a misnomer truly …”

meanings of misnomer


  1. A term whose sense in common usage conflicts with a technical sense.
  2. Something asserted not to be true; a myth or mistaken belief.
  3. A term that is misleading.
  4. A use of a term that is misleading; a misname.


  1. To use a misleading term; to misname.

misnomer frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word misnomer occurs in english on average 0.8 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 misnomer 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 misnomer can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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