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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Mishearing or misinterpretation of spoken sounds.

Usage examples (5)
  • This derivation has been questioned, because the word for the heart in the other Maya dialects is different, and it has been suggested that this was but an example of...
  • Saturday, November 29, 2003 ... and so Lily is diagnosed with can't-be-nice-otosis.
  • The inhalation of large quantities of fibre can cause asbes otosis which increases the risk of bronchial cancer.
  • There is no reasonable doubt but that here again otosis and personification came in and gave the form and name of an animal to the original simple statement. for more
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