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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A word or phrase resulting from a misinterpretation of a word or phrase that has been heard

Usage examples (35)
  • I'm so glad to have the term mondegreen now; it will surely vie with "earworm" for usefulness.
  • It's a 'mondegreen', from The Bonnie Earl O' Murray:
  • It's either that or Tony Danza is a common mondegreen.
  • I wonder if one could make a dress as an ode to the mondegreen? for more
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