Definition of misprint in English:

misprint

noun

  • An error in printed text.

    ‘Galway might be a misprint for Galloway’
    • ‘The coded form of instructions for the developmental process is, like the written word, subject to misprints when it is reproduced.’
    • ‘The book itself is handsomely presented, but surprisingly for a BBC publication, contains quite a few misprints and typos.’
    • ‘Some are full of misprints, errors and inappropriacies; others can stand comparison with imported texts.’
    • ‘The present bibliography intends to provide a comprehensive reference guide to the publications dealing with Shakespeare on television, updating and revising misprints and inaccuracies in previous bibliographies.’
    • ‘A number of misprints and proof reading errors are present which could have been avoided.’
    • ‘The proof of this result is correct, but this is one of two places in the book where there are undefined terms and confusing misprints.’
    • ‘I used to be able to read the Guardian and not spot the misprints.’
    • ‘The editing is splendid except for an inordinate number of misprints, especially in proper names and in foreign words.’
    • ‘Sure, White's career stats almost look like a misprint.’
    • ‘Yet my scorecard is riddled with misprints.’
    • ‘In that case, however, there are misprints in his entries 10 and 13.’
    • ‘Most of the misprints involve missing auxiliary symbols.’
    • ‘Some computer-set examples are badly spaced, and examples taken from published editions have not been checked for obvious misprints.’
    • ‘I noticed very few misprints or other mistakes.’
    • ‘A small observation: I did not detect any misprints.’
    • ‘The rest of the volume sets out to prove that dictum, invoking misprints and failed corrections as emblems for how people think and how the world makes of itself a kind of accidental sense.’
    • ‘The word ‘rotter’ did not appear in my letter, it is either a misprint, or interpretation by the printers.’
    • ‘Publishers seem more alive to comments about misprints, price and design than they are to the scholarly purposes served by reviews.’
    • ‘Their copyist also annotated the printed pages of the partbooks in a neat, careful hand, correcting some of its many misprints.’
    mistake, error, printing error, printing mistake, typographical error, typographical mistake, typesetting error, typesetting mistake, keyboarding error, keyboarding mistake, keying error, keying mistake, typing error, typing mistake, corrigendum, erratum
    literal
    typo, howler
    boob
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Print (something) incorrectly.

    ‘we misprinted the Cricketline number for Middlesex’
    • ‘The misprinted 1918 ‘Jenny’ stamp was bought by an anonymous collector.’
    • ‘In the meantime, the title of the film comes from the prize that is up for grabs - rare, misprinted stamps from the Weimar Republic called ‘Nine Queens.’’
    • ‘The phone number for information and ordering was misprinted.’
    • ‘The misprinting of two figures on a diagram rendered one of the six questions in the maths exam impossible to answer.’
    • ‘News of the maddening: the AIGA misprinted my book cover in the 2004 design annual.’
    • ‘It was misprinted on some that were sent out, so it was correct.’
    • ‘In the reviews of Studia Fennica Folkloristica no.s 2 and 3 in the 1999 issue of Folklore, the Finnish word runo was misprinted as rung.’
    • ‘On August 28 he complained to Guardian reporter, ‘You guys misprinted me.’’
    • ‘Some idiot, either by accident or with purpose, had misprinted it.’
    • ‘One of the papers had misprinted our daughter Dori's name, Isadora, as Aishwarya.’
    • ‘Anybody who says this is obviously a telemarketer, because they've read my misprinted name in the phone book.’
    • ‘The address listed for the restaurant Le Club Sandwich was misprinted.’
    • ‘Ballot papers were misprinted, or had errors in, and then had to be reprinted, checked, and distributed (or in some cases re-distributed) all to a strict deadline.’
    • ‘Certainly, the exams didn't look to be getting off to the best start, when the first person noticed that the rubric was misprinted as ‘Answer all 5 questions’.’
    • ‘The West Yorkshire-based group said the number had been misprinted by a single digit because of a human error, which it noticed only after being contacted by a customer.’
    • ‘That misprinted movie name is in hundreds of thousands of copies of The Great Unraveling; it will linger forever in the minds of many people who, like us journalists, don't know that there's an error to look for.’
    • ‘Yes, five poems in a row are misprinted.’
    • ‘I actually had not planned on seeing this movie until today, but a misprinted movie schedule led me astray with tales of Sunday afternoon French movies.’
    • ‘Sounds like you've got a misprinted edition, with a repeated signature in it.’
    • ‘According to the Michigan Secretary of State, the misprinted ballot was confined to a single precinct in the city of Alma and was sent to only 69 voters.’

Pronunciation:

misprint

/mɪsˈprɪnt/