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noun [countable] misnomer pronunciation in British English /mɪsˈnəʊmə(r)/
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  1. a name or description that is incorrect or unsuitable

    Cottage is perhaps a misnomer for such a large house.

    a bit of/something of a misnomer:

    Lucky’ seemed a bit of misnomer for the unfortunate little dog.



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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