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Misnomer – A wrong or inaccurate name


(Pronounced mis-noh-mer)

To remember the definition of the word misnomer, use the following mnemonic:

Miss Gnome (misnomer) is not my name – it is actually Shirley. 

Miss Gnome (misnomer) is not my name – it is actually Shirley.


Examples of misnomer in a sentence

The name she chose made no sense to anyone so we could only assume it was a misnomer.

All too often, a scientist will make use of a temporary misnomer to describe an unknown element. 

Calling that sad movie a comedy is a huge misnomer because the film makes people cry rather than laugh.


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