Definition of misprint in English:

misprint

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈmisprint/
  • 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.’
    • ‘Their copyist also annotated the printed pages of the partbooks in a neat, careful hand, correcting some of its many misprints.’
    • ‘The word ‘rotter’ did not appear in my letter, it is either a misprint, or interpretation by the printers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet my scorecard is riddled with misprints.’
    • ‘The editing is splendid except for an inordinate number of misprints, especially in proper names and in foreign words.’
    • ‘In that case, however, there are misprints in his entries 10 and 13.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I used to be able to read the Guardian and not spot the misprints.’
    • ‘A small observation: I did not detect any misprints.’
    • ‘Sure, White's career stats almost look like a misprint.’
    • ‘Some are full of misprints, errors and inappropriacies; others can stand comparison with imported texts.’
    • ‘The book itself is handsomely presented, but surprisingly for a BBC publication, contains quite a few misprints and typos.’
    • ‘Most of the misprints involve missing auxiliary symbols.’
    • ‘Publishers seem more alive to comments about misprints, price and design than they are to the scholarly purposes served by reviews.’
    • ‘Some computer-set examples are badly spaced, and examples taken from published editions have not been checked for obvious misprints.’
    • ‘A number of misprints and proof reading errors are present which could have been avoided.’
    • ‘I noticed very few misprints or other mistakes.’
    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]
Pronunciation: /misˈprint/
  • Print (something) incorrectly.

    • ‘The misprinted 1918 ‘Jenny’ stamp was bought by an anonymous collector.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One of the papers had misprinted our daughter Dori's name, Isadora, as Aishwarya.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘Some idiot, either by accident or with purpose, had misprinted it.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘News of the maddening: the AIGA misprinted my book cover in the 2004 design annual.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘Anybody who says this is obviously a telemarketer, because they've read my misprinted name in the phone book.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On August 28 he complained to Guardian reporter, ‘You guys misprinted me.’’
    • ‘Yes, five poems in a row are misprinted.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The misprinting of two figures on a diagram rendered one of the six questions in the maths exam impossible to answer.’
    • ‘It was misprinted on some that were sent out, so it was correct.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The phone number for information and ordering was misprinted.’
    • ‘The address listed for the restaurant Le Club Sandwich was misprinted.’

Pronunciation:

misprint

Noun/ˈmisprint/

misprint

Verb/misˈprint/