WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Mondegreen
män-də-ˌgrēn
Part of speech: noun
Origin: English, 1950s
1

A word or phrase that results from misheard language

2

A made-up lyric or line that replaces a song’s real words

Examples of Mondegreen in a sentence

“Singing along with Hendrix, she belted out the mondegreen “Excuse me while I kiss this guy.””

“He raps so quickly that his fans know only mondegreens rather than the true words of his songs.”

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