[ UK /mˈæle‍ɪpɹˌɒpɪzəm/ ]
  1. the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
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How To Use malapropism In A Sentence

  • I would think long and hard before assuming that inarticulate speech and a gift for malapropism are indicators of stupidity.
  • Further malapropisms were to be found last week in Ireland on Sunday.
  • His verbal miscues and malapropisms are the natural consequence of a man struggling with internal contradictions and a lack of self-knowledge.
  • They speak in spoonerisms and malapropisms and put forward bizarre concepts and beliefs.
  • They speak in spoonerisms and malapropisms and put forward bizarre concepts and beliefs.
  • Most likely, the term sheath is just another case of your typical Texan malapropism. Texas sheet cake for a birthday | Homesick Texan
  • There are numerous pun formats including knock-knock jokes and the beloved malapropisms, the latter immortalized in the character of Mrs. Malaprop (from the French mal à propos, meaning inappropriate) in Richard Sheridan's 1755 comedy The Rivals. Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune
  • The effect of a malapropism is usually humorous, but it can highlight quite profound connections between things.
  • Two: a few days ago was the first anniversary of linguist Geoff Pullum's coining of the term 'eggcorns', a particular kind of malapropism that appears linguistically significant because it involves a switch to a wrong, but logical, alternative that is rapidly and widely assimilated into general language. Archive 2004-09-01
  • The mishearing of a word or phrase, an aural malapropism, is referred to as a mondegreen. Times, Sunday Times
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