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Log in or Get Premium Back to Top English American English Definition of error noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary     error nounnounBrE BrE//ˈerə(r)// ; correct pronunciation of error NAmE NAmE//ˈerər// [countable, uncountable]  Add to my wordlistjump to other resultsa mistake, especially one

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that causes problems or affects the result of something No payments were made last week because of a computer pronunciation error analysis error. error in something There are too many errors in your work. error in doing something I think you have made an error in calculating the total. A simple error of judgement meant err pronunciation that there was not enough food to go around. a grave error (= a very serious mistake) a glaring error (= a mistake that is very obvious) The delay was due to human error (= a mistake made by a person rather than by a machine). The computer system was switched off in error (= by mistake). There is no room for error in this job.

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Almost all accidents start with a simple error by the pilot. Synonymsmistakeerror inaccuracy slip howler misprintThese are all words for a word, figure or fact that is not said, written down or typed correctly.mistake a word or figure that is not said or written down correctly:It’s a common mistake among learners of English. spelling mistakeserror (rather formal) a word, figure, etc. that is not said or written down correctly:There are too many errors in your work. Error is a more formal way of saying mistake.inaccuracy (rather formal) a piece of information that is not exactly correct:The article is full of inaccuracies.slip a small mistake, usually made by being careless or not paying attentionhowler (informal, especially British English) a stupid mistake, especially in what somebody says or writes:The report is full of howlers. A howler is usually an embarrassing mistake which shows that the person who made it does not know something that they really should know. misprint a small mistake in a printed textPatterns a(n) mistake/​error/​inaccuracy/​slip/​howler/​misprint in something to make a(n) mistake/​error/​slip/​howler to contain/​be full of mistakes/​errors/​inaccuracies/​howlers/​misprints see also margin of error Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin error, from errare

Links Write Us The Grammarphobia Blog How do you pronounce “err”? June 23rd, 2014 Q: When I pronounced the verb “err” to rhyme with “hair,” a error definition friend (a retired schoolteacher) corrected me and said it rhymes with “her.” Is she correct? A: The word “err,” meaning to be in error or make a mistake, has two acceptable pronunciations in American English. It can rhyme with either “her” or “hair.” If you’re British, however, you don’t have a choice—all the standard British dictionaries we’ve checked list only one pronunciation—the one that rhymes with “her.” As http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/english/error it turns out, the original pronunciation was AIR. The ER pronunciation, a later development, eventually became dominant and is still regarded as the “traditional” one by many. But in the last half-century or so, AIR has made a comeback. A note in the online Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary adds some perspective here. Originally, according to M-W, the initial vowel of both “err” and “error” rhymed with AIR. But http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2014/06/err.html over time, the dictionary adds, “err” also developed the ER pronunciation. A similar thing happened with the words “curt,” “word,” “bird,” and “were,” which originally had distinctly different vowel sounds that are now pronounced as ER. Why did this happen? Because of the presence of “r.” As the dictionary says, “The sound of the letter r often colors a preceding vowel in English.” In the case of “err,” the note continues, “Commentators have expressed a visceral dislike for the original pronunciation [AIR]; perhaps they believe that once usage has established a new pronunciation for a word there can be no going back.” But, the editors conclude, “no sound reason prevents us from accepting again the [AIR] pronunciation of err, which is today also the more common variant in American speech.” Today, you’ll find ER and AIR accepted as equal variants in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.), Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.), and Webster’s New World College Dictionary (4th ed.), among others. However, standard British dictionaries (like some older Americans who were brought up in the ER tradition) still regard ER as the only acceptable way to say “err.” The British editions of the online Macmil

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log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed answers to any questions you might have Meta Discuss the workings and policies of this site About Us Learn more about Stack Overflow the company Business Learn more about hiring developers or posting ads with us English Language & Usage Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered Ask Question _ English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the top What is the phonological error pronouncing /θ/ as /s/ called? up vote 0 down vote favorite How can I explain the error of pronunciation in the sentence I sink I'm going to bed where the word pronounced sink is actually think? pronunciation phonology share|improve this question edited Nov 22 '14 at 14:12 Andrew Leach♦ 68.9k8124224 asked Nov 22 '14 at 1:16 user98676 111 3 Hi user 98676. This is EL&U. ELL is our sister site for those who are learning the English Language. Follow the link ell.stackexchange.com –Centaurus Nov 22 '14 at 1:20 add a comment| 1 Answer 1 active oldest votes up vote 1 down vote Technically, there are two ways of pronouncing -th correctly. The voiced dental fricative /ð/ as in this and mother, and the voiceless dental fricative /θ/ as in thing and thin. But many teachers will simply say voiced and unvoiced. The -th in think is unvoiced, meaning, only air passes through the mouth Wikipedia explains what the OP refers to "error of pronunciation" can be called th-alveolarization In rarer or older varieties of African American Vernacular English, /θ/ may be pronounced [s], as in bathroom [ˈbæsɹum]. [...] Children with a lisp, however, have trouble distinguishing /θ/ and /ð/ from /s/ and /z/ respectively in speech, using a single /θ/ or /ð/ pronunciation for both, and may never master the correct sounds without speech therapy. The lisp is a common speech impediment in English. Foreign learners may have parallel problems. In Englis


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