mishear definition, meaning - what is mishear in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mishear”

See all translations

mishear

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌmɪsˈhɪər/  us   /-ˈhɪr/ (misheard, misheard)
to fail to hear someone's words correctly or in the way that was intended and to think that something different was said: I'm sure I didn't say that! You must have misheard (me).
Translations of “mishear”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聽錯,誤聽…
in Chinese (Simplified) 听错,误听…
(Definition of mishear from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mishear?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More