Mispronounced Words in English

Mispronounced Words in English


What is Mispronounce words?

  • To pronounce incorrectly or in a way regarded as incorrect and to pronounce a word or sound the wrong way.
  • Mispronunciation is defined as “incorrect or inaccurate pronunciation”.


You know the word but stop yourself from saying it out loud for fear of pronouncing it wrongly. This predicament is relatable as we all have mishaps over the complexities of the English language now and then even native speakers.


Commonly Mispronounced Words

  1. Across
    Say: a-cross
    Don’t Say: a-crost

  2. Antarctic
    Say: ant-arc-tic
    Don’t Say: ant-ar-tic

  3. Accessory
    Say: ak-sess-or-y
    Don’t Say: ass-ess-or-y

  4. Ask
    Say: ask
    Don’t Say: aks

  5. Athlete
    Say: ath-leet
    Don’t Say: ath-a-leet

  6. Cache
    Say: kash
    Don’t Say: kash-ay

  7. Cavalry
    Say: kav-ul-ry
    Don’t Say: kav-vuh-ry

  8. Clothes
    Say: klothz
    Don’t Say: kloz

  9. Dilate
    Say: di-late
    Don’t Say: di-a-late

  10. Drowned
    Say: drownd
    Don’t Say: drown-ded

  11.   Entrepreneur
    Say: ahn-truh-pruh-nur
    Don’t Say: enter-pren-yor

  12. Menstruation
    Say: men-stroo-a-shun
    Don’t Say: men-stray-shun

  13. Supposedly
    Say: sup-pose-ed-ly
    Don’t Say: sup-pose-ab-ly

  14. Taut
    Say: taut
    Don’t Say: taunt

  15. Toward
    Say: tow-ward
    Don’t Say: tor-ward

  16. Chaise longue
    Say: shez-lawng
    Don’t Say: shayze-lounge

  17. Menu
    Say: men-yu
    Don’t Say: men-oo

  18. Receipt
    Say: ree-seet
    Don’t Say: ree-sipt

  19. Mouse
    Say: mouse
    Don’t Say: moos

  20. Subtract
    Say: sub-tract
    Don’t Say: subs-tract

  21. Gnaw
    Say: naw
    Don’t Say: g-naw

  22. Chassis
    Say: sha-see
    Don’t Say: chay-sis

  23. Dessert
    Say: dizz-urt
    Don’t Say: dez-ert

  24. Liable
    Say: li-a-ble
    Don’t Say: lie-bull

  25. Utmost
    Say: utt-most
    Don’t Say: up-most

  26. Candidate
    Say: can-da-dett
    Don’t Say: can-ud-dett

  27. Awry
    Say: uh-rye
    Don’t Say: aw-ree


  28. Ikea
    Say: ee-kay-uh
    Don’t Say: eye-kee-ya

  29. Amethyst
    Say: am-uh-thist
    Don’t Say: am-mee-theest

  30. Composition
    Say: kom-puh-zish-uhn
    Don’t Say: kom-poh-zish-uhn

  31. Colleague
    Say: kol-eeg
    Don’t Say: kuh-leeg

  32. Condemn
    Say: kuhn-dem
    Don’t Say: kon-dem

  33. Compose
    Say: kuhm-pohz
    Don’t Say: kom-pohs

  34. Excuse
    Say: ik-skyooz
    Don’t Say: ek-skyoos

  35. Extra
    Say: ek-struh
    Don’t Say: ek-stra

  36. Alzheimer’s disease
    Say: ahlts-hai-merz
    Don’t Say: old-timer’s disease

  37. Business
    Say: biz-nis
    Don’t Say: bid-ness

  38. Cabin
    Say: cab-in
    Don’t Say: kay-bin

  39. Truth
    Say: true-th
    Don’t Say: tru-th

  40. Opposite
    Say: awp-uh-zit
    Don’t Say: uh-pose-it

  41. Waistcoat
    Say: wess-kut
    Don’t Say: waist-coat

  42. Plumber
    Say: plum-er
    Don’t Say: plum-ber

  43. Mojito
    Say: mo-hee-to
    Don’t Say: mo-jee-to

  44. Chipotle
    Say: chip-oat-lay
    Don’t Say: chu-pole-tay

  45. Compare
    Say: kuhm-pair
    Don’t Say: kom-pair

  46. Committee
    Say: kuh-mit-ee
    Don’t Say: kom-mit-tee

  47. Coup
    Say: koo
    Don’t Say: koo-p

  48. Coupon
    Say: koo-pon
    Don’t Say: que-pun

  49. Debris
    Say: deb-ree
    Don’t Say: de-briss/ day-brees

  50. Debut
    Say: dey-byoo
    Don’t Say: di-boo

  51. Divorce
    Say: dih-vawrs
    Don’t Say: die-vawrs

  52. Epitome
    Say: ih-pit-uh-mee
    Don’t Say: ih-pi-toe-m

  53. Faux pas
    Say: foh-pah
    Don’t Say: fohx-pas

  54. Film
    Say: film
    Don’t Say: fill-um

  55. Flour
    Say: flou-er
    Don’t Say: fl-ahr

  56. Gauge
    Say: geyj
    Don’t Say: gauj

  57. Genre
    Say: zhahn-ruh
    Don’t Say: jen-re

  58. Hyperbole
    Say: hy-per-ba-lee
    Don’t Say: hy-per-bowl

  59. Ingenuity
    Say: in-juh-noo-i-tee
    Don’t Say: in-jen-wee-tee

  60. Itinerary
    Say: ahy-tin-uh-rer-ee
    Don’t Say: ahy-tin-ary

  61. Jewellry
    Say: jew-ell-ree
    Don’t Say: jew-ler-ree

  62. Lingerie
    Say: lawn-zhuh-ree
    Don’t Say: lin-guh-ree

  63. Lip-sync
    Say: lip-singk
    Don’t Say: lip-sing

  64. Maniac
    Say: mey-nee-ak
    Don’t Say: mahn-yuhk

  65. Paradigm
    Say: par-uh-dahym
    Don’t Say: par-uh-dig-m

  66. Pronunciation
    Say: pro-nun-see-a-shun
    Don’t Say: pro-noun-see-a-shun

  67. Pseudonym
    Say: sood-n-im
    Don’t Say: syoo-duh-nim

  68. Quote
    Say: kwoht
    Don’t Say: coat

  69. Escape
    Say: es-cape
    Don’t Say: ex-cape

  70. Espresso
    Say: ess-press-oh
    Don’t Say: ex-press-o

  71. Et cetera
    Say: et-set-er-a
    Don’t Say: ex-set-er-a

  72. February
    Say: feb-roo-air-y
    Don’t Say: feb-yoo-air-y

  73. Nuclear
    Say: nuke-lee-ar
    Don’t Say: nuke-yoo-lar

  74. Mischievous
    Say: mis-chi-vus
    Don’t Say: mis-chee-vee-us

  75. Niche
    Say: neesh
    Don’t Say: nitch

  76. Nuptial
    Say: nup-shul
    Don’t Say: nup-shoo-al

  77. Often
    Say: off-en
    Don’t Say: oft-en

  78. Percolate
    Say: perc-o-late
    Don’t Say: perc-u-late

  79. Perspire
    Say: per-spire
    Don’t Say: pre-spire

  80. Picture
    Say: pic-shur
    Don’t Say: pitch-er
  81. Plenitude
    Say: plen-i-tude
    Don’t Say: plent-i-tude

  82. Prescription
    Say: pre-cip-i-ta-shun
    Don’t Say: per-cip-i-ta-shun

  83. Probably
    Say: prob-ab-ly
    Don’t Say: prob-ly/ prah-bal-ly

  84. Realtor
    Say: re-al-tor
    Don’t Say: real-a-ter

  85. Sherbet
    Say: sher-bet
    Don’t Say: sher-bert

  86. Ticklish
    Say: tik-lish
    Don’t Say: tik-l-lish

  87. Triathlon
    Say: tri-ath-lon
    Don’t Say: tri-ath-a-lon

  88. Vehicle
    Say: vi-ekle
    Don’t Say: vay-hikle

  89. Verbiage
    Say: ver-bi-age
    Don’t Say: ver-bage

  90. Wintry
    Say: win-try
    Don’t Say: win-ter-y

  91. Abalone
    Say: ab-uh-loh-nee
    Don’t Say: ah-boh-lohn

  92. Albeit
    Say: awl-bee-it
    Don’t Say: al-bae-it

  93. Almond
    Say: ah-mund
    Don’t Say: aal-mund

  94. Attaché
    Say: uh-tash-ey
    Don’t Say: ah-tat-chee

  95. Boutique
    Say: boo-teek
    Don’t Say: boh-teek

  96. Chaos
    Say: key-os
    Don’t Say: cha-os

  97. Meme
    Say: meem
    Don’t Say: mee-mee/ mem

  98. Bury
    Say: be-ri
    Don’t Say: beu-ry

  99. Discretion
    Say: dis-kreh-shun
    Don’t Say: dis-kree-shun

  100. Dengue
    Say: deng-ee
    Don’t Say: den-goo

  101. Marijuana
    Say: mar-uh-wah-nuh
    Don’t Say: mary-joo-anna

  102. Women
    Say: wih-men
    Don’t Say: woo-men

  103. Breakfast
    Say: brek-fust
    Don’t Say: bray-k-faast

  104. Heart
    Say: haa-rt
    Don’t Say: hurt

  105. Tomb
    Say: toom
    Don’t Say: tom-b

  106. Asthma
    Say: az-ma
    Don’t Say: as-tha-ma

  107. Wednesday
    Say: wenz-day
    Don’t Say: wed-nes-day

  108. Bowl
    Say: bol
    Don’t Say: ba-ool

  109. Pizza
    Say: peet-zuh
    Don’t Say: pi-za

  110. Police
    Say: puh-leece
    Don’t Say: pu-liss

  111. Federal
    Say: fed-er-al
    Don’t Say: fed-ral

  112. Foliage
    Say: fo-li-uj
    Don’t Say: fol-uj

  113. Halloween
    Say: hal-o-ween
    Don’t Say: hol-lo-ween

  114. Height
    Say: hite
    Don’t Say: hith

  115. Heinous
    Say: hey-nuh-s
    Don’t Say: heen-ni-us

  116. Hierarchy
    Say: hi-er-ar-ky
    Don’t Say: hi-arky

  117. Library
    Say: libe-rare-ee
    Don’t Say: libe-air-ee

  118. Mayonnaise
    Say: may-on-naise
    Don’t Say: man-naise

  119. Minuscule
    Say: min-uh-skyool
    Don’t Say: min-ih-skyool

  120. Cerulean
    Say: suh-roo-lee-uhn
    Don’t Say: see-roo-leen

  121. Chenille
    Say: shuh-neel
    Don’t Say: chen-ill-eh

  122. Tortillas
    Say: tohr-tee-yahs
    Don’t Say: tor-tee-laas

  123. Vegetable
    Say: veg-table
    Don’t Say: vegi-table

  124. Buffet
    Say: boo-fay
    Don’t Say: buff-ay

  125. Asterisk
    Say: ass-ter-isk
    Don’t Say: ass-ter-iks

  126. Develop
    Say: dih-vel-up
    Don’t Say: day-vuh-lupp

  127. Cocoa
    Say: koh-koh
    Don’t Say: koh-koh-wa

  128. Transient
    Say: tran-shent
    Don’t Say: tra-zee-end

  129. Arctic
    Say: arc-tic
    Don’t Say: ar-tic

  130. Figure
    Say: fig-yer
    Don’t Say: fig-er

  131. Forte
    Say: fort
    Don’t Say: for-tay

  132. Insouciant
    Say: in-soo-see-ant
    Don’t Say: in-soo-shant

  133. Lambaste
    Say: lam-baste
    Don’t Say: lam-bast

  134. Regime
    Say: ray-zheem
    Don’t Say: ruh-geem

  135. Bass
    Say: base
    Don’t Say: baas

  136. Quinoa
    Say: keen-wah
    Don’t Say: qui-noa

  137. Jalapeno
    Say: hah-lah-peh-nyoh
    Don’t Say: jala-pe-noh

  138. Bruschetta
    Say: broo-sket-ah
    Don’t Say: broo-shet-ah

  139. Prosciutto
    Say: proh-shoo-toh
    Don’t Say: pros-ciu-tto

  140. Gnocchi
    Say: nyoh-kee
    Don’t Say: gno-cc-hi

  141. Parmesan
    Say: pahr-muh-zahn
    Don’t Say: par-me-san

  142. Hummus
    Say: hoom-us
    Don’t Say: hum-iss

  143. Fillet
    Say: fih-lay
    Don’t Say: fil-let

  144. Pasta
    Say: pah-stuh
    Don’t Say: pass-tah

  145. Caramel
    Say: kar-ah-mehl
    Don’t Say: car-mel

  146. Onion
    Say: uh-nion
    Don’t Say: o-nion

  147. Miniature
    Say: min-ee-uh-cher
    Don’t Say: mini-ture

  148. Calendar
    Say: kal-uhn-duh
    Don’t Say: kuh-len-duh

  149. Complete
    Say: kuhm-pleet
    Don’t Say: kom-pleet

  150. Rendezvous
    Say: rahn-duh-vooa
    Don’t Say: ren-dez-vuss

  151. Reservoir
    Say: rez-er-vwahr
    Don’t Say: rez-er-vore

  152. Salmon
    Say: sam-uh n
    Don’t Say: sal-muhn

  153. Salon
    Say: sa-lawn
    Don’t Say: sa-loon

  154. Silicon
    Say: sil-i-kuh n
    Don’t Say: sil-i-kohn

  155. Sour
    Say: sower
    Don’t Say: saar

  156. Subtle
    Say: suth-l
    Don’t Say: subt-l

  157. Suite
    Say: sweet
    Don’t Say: suit/ soot

  158. Tuition
    Say: too-ish-uh n
    Don’t Say: too-shen

  159. Turquoise
    Say: tur-koiz
    Don’t Say: tur-quiz

  160. Yolk
    Say: yohk
    Don’t Say: yol-ke

  161. Extempore
    Say: ekstem-pere
    Don’t Say: ekstem-pore

  162. Vineyard
    Say: vin-yard
    Don’t Say: wine-yard

  163. Resume
    Say: reh-zu-may
    Don’t Say: ri-zum

  164. Poignant
    Say: poi-nyant
    Don’t Say: poig-nant

  165. Poem
    Say: poe-um
    Don’t Say: poy-em

  166. Mohito
    Say: mo-hee-toh
    Don’t Say: mo-jee-toh

  167. Banquet
    Say: ban-kwet
    Don’t Say: ban-kway

  168. Iron
    Say: aye-en
    Don’t Say: eye-run

  169. Violin
    Say: va-yuh-lin
    Don’t Say: vo-ee-lin

  170. Video
    Say: vid-i-oh
    Don’t Say: wee-dio

  171. Data
    Say: day-ta
    Don’t Say: daa-taa

  172. Monk
    Say: munk
    Don’t Say: mawnk

  173. Estate
    Say: i-steyt
    Don’t Say: es-steyt

  174. Especially
    Say: i-spesh-uh-lee
    Don’t Say: es-spesh-uh-lee

  175. Excite
    Say: ik-sahyt
    Don’t Say: ek-sahyt

  176. Position
    Say: puh-zish-uhn
    Don’t Say: poh-zish-uhn

  177. Potential
    Say: puh-ten-shuhl
    Don’t Say: poh-ten-shuhl

  178. Japanese
    Say: jap-uh-neez
    Don’t Say: juh-pan-ees

  179. Second
    Say: sek-uhnd
    Don’t Say: sec-kend

  180. Pressure
    Say: presh-uh
    Don’t Say: prezh-uh

  181. Ticket
    Say: tik-it
    Don’t Say: ti-keyt

  182. Sword
    Say: sawrd
    Don’t Say: swor-d

  183. Answer
    Say: anser
    Don’t Say: an-swer

  184. Doubt
    Say: dowt
    Don’t Say: doub-t


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