Definition of misprint in US English:

misprint

noun

Pronunciation /ˈmɪsprɪnt//ˈmisprint/
  • An error in printed text.

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

[with object]
Pronunciation /misˈprint//mɪsˈprɪnt/
  • Print (something) incorrectly.

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

Pronunciation

misprint

Noun/ˈmɪsprɪnt/

misprint

Verb/mɪsˈprɪnt/