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mispronounce

verb [T]     /ˌmɪs.prəˈnaʊns/
to pronounce a word or sound wrongly : French learners of English often mispronounce "ch" as "sh".Phonology and phoneticsWays of speaking mispronunciation     /-ˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] Mispronunciation can be a serious obstacle to making yourself understood in a foreign language .Phonology and phoneticsWays of speaking
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