The incorrect or excessive use of the letter M

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Mytacism — My ta*cism, n. [Gr. ?. Cf. {Metacism}.] Too frequent use of the letter m, or of the sound represented by it. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mytacism — noun a) excessive or incorrect use of the letter M b) replacing consonants with an m sound in speech …   Wiktionary

  • mytacism — A form of stammering in which the letter m is frequently substituted for other consonants. SYN: mutacism. [G. my, the letter μ] * * * my·ta·cism mīt ə .siz əm n excessive or wrong use of the sound of the letter m * * * my·ta·cism (miґtə siz… …   Medical dictionary

  • mytacism — my·ta·cism …   English syllables

  • mytacism — ˈmīd.əˌsizəm noun ( s) Etymology: Greek mytakismos, irregular from my mu (the letter) + ismos ism : excessive or wrong use of the letter m or of the sound it represents (as in writing or in defective speech) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mutacism — SYN: mytacism. * * * mu·ta·cism (muґtə siz əm) mytacism …   Medical dictionary

  • Mutacism — Mu ta*cism, n. See {Mytacism}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mimmation — A form of stammering in which the m sound is given to various letters. [Ar. mim, the letter m] * * * mim·ma·tion (mĭ maґshən) mytacism …   Medical dictionary

  • corruption — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abandonment, abjection, abomination, abuse of terms, acrostic, adulteration, alienation, amphibologism, amphiboly, anagram, antiphrasis, atrocity, bad, bane, barbarism, bastardizing, befouling, befoulment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mispronunciation — Synonyms and related words: Irish bull, anacoluthon, bull, cacoepy, cacology, catachresis, corruption, fluff, folk etymology, gammacism, grammatical error, hypercorrection, hyperform, lambdacism, malaprop, malapropism, marrowsky, missaying,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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