English version


From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmisnomermis‧no‧mer /mɪsˈnəʊmə $ -ˈnoʊmər/ noun [countable]  NAME OF A THINGa wrong or unsuitable name ‘Silent movie’ is a misnomer since the movies usually had a musical accompaniment.
Examples from the Corpus
misnomerKing crab is, in fact, a misnomer.The term "black-headed gull" is something of a misnomer, since the bird's head is actually brown.It is possible that this statement commits us to a misnomer at the outset.It was not a careers forum and he reckoned that that title was a misnomer.The Palace of Justice - a terrible misnomer - was set on fire by the workers.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.