• malapropism synonyms
  • A malapropism is the misuse of similar sounding words, especially with humorous results. An example is Yogi Berra s statement: Texas has a lot of electrical votes, [ 1 ] rather than electoral votes .The word malapropos is an adjective or
  • malapropism examples in literature
  • Malapropism is the act of using an incorrect word in place of one that is similar in pronunciation. The word comes from a character named Mrs. Malaprop in the play The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Malapropism is also referred to as Dogberryism,
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  • malapropism 1849, from Mrs. Malaprop, character in Sheridans play The Rivals (1775), noted for her ridiculous misuse of large words (i.e. contagious countries for contiguous countries), her name coined from malapropos.Malapropism finds its origins in the
  • malapropism in a sentence
  • All definitions were added by our community so if you want to help us with one ore more definitions youre welcome and can you add them using the add definition form.Howdy! I’m a desperate housewife. I live in the country. I’m obsessed with
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  • You may or may not have heard of these funny little things: malapropisms . A malapropism is the misuse of a word that creates a ridiculous sentence, usually as a result of confusing similar-sounding words. This can create embarrassing situations for
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  • Malapropisms can be very amusing to listeners, though possibly embarrassing to those who say them and/or learn afterwards of their mistake. The word Malaprop means Mal (not) aprop—not appropriate in that sentence. It is based on the name of a character in
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  • Note: The forms for these new poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.From the name of Mrs. Malaprop , a character in the play The Rivals
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