Definition of cacology in English:

cacology

noun

archaic
  • Bad choice of words or poor pronunciation.

    • ‘The cacology, in fact, here belongs not to the low world of the Flemings but to the 'high' world of the English romances.’
    • ‘He thought the mediums were too strong - too gross for the spirits - in the majority of instances, and imposed on the latter their own gross cacology.’
    • ‘Even Shakespeare might have been glad of such an opportunity to enlarge the cacology, by actual hearing, of some of his most amusing characters.’
    mistake, grammatical mistake, error, blunder
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Origin

Late 18th century: via late Latin from Greek kakologia ‘abusive language’, from kakos ‘bad’.

Pronunciation

cacology

/kəˈkäləjē/