[mis-heer] /mɪsˈhɪər/

verb (used with object), misheard, mishearing.
to hear incorrectly or imperfectly:
to mishear a remark.
verb -hears, -hearing, -heard
to fail to hear correctly

Old English mishieran, mishyran “to disobey;” see mis- (1) + hear. Sense of “to hear incorrectly” first recorded early 13c. Related: Misheard; mishearing.


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