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Dissapear vs. Disappear: Mastering the Correct Spelling

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"Dissapear" is an incorrect spelling of the word "disappear," which means to cease to be visible.

Which is correct: Dissapear or Disappear

How to spell Disappear?

Dissapear is Incorrect

Disappear is Correct


Key Differences

"Disappear" has one 's' and two 'p's, just like "appear" but with "dis-" in front.
Think of the phrase "Do It Some Place Else And Really Disappear" as a mnemonic to remember the correct letters.
The correct word has "appear" in it; anything else should "disappear."
Associate "dis-" with other words like "disconnect" to remember the single 's'.
Recall that "appear" is at the root of "disappear" and carries its correct spelling.

Correct usage of Disappear

The magician made the rabbit dissapear in front of our eyes.
The magician made the rabbit disappear in front of our eyes.
My keys have a tendency to dissapear when I need them the most.
My keys have a tendency to disappear when I need them the most.
The stars begin to dissapear as the sun rises.
The stars begin to disappear as the sun rises.
She watched the ship dissapear on the horizon.
She watched the ship disappear on the horizon.
He made all the evidence dissapear overnight.
He made all the evidence disappear overnight.

Disappear Definitions

To go away or leave, especially suddenly.
She disappeared from the party early.
To remove or delete.
I had to disappear the incorrect entry.
To vanish from sight.
The magician made the rabbit disappear.
To cease to exist or be in use.
The tradition seemed to disappear over time.
To pass out of sight; vanish
The moon disappeared behind the clouds.
To cease to be seen; be missing or unfound
Her purse disappeared from her locker. The plane disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
To cease to exist
Dinosaurs disappeared at the end of the Cretaceous Period.
To cause (someone) to disappear, especially by kidnapping or murder.
(intransitive) To vanish.
(intransitive) To go missing; to become a missing person.
Eighteen years after Jaycee Dugard disappeared in 1991, she was found alive in the summer of 2009.
(intransitive) To go away; to become lost.
(transitive) To make vanish; especially, to abduct and murder surreptitiously for political reasons.
The Chinese government is well-known for disappearing particularly-vocal political dissidents.
To cease to appear or to be perceived; to pass from view, gradually or suddenly; to vanish; to be no longer seen; as, darkness disappears at the approach of light; a ship disappears as she sails from port.
To cease to be or exist; as, the epidemic has disappeared.
Get lost, especially without warning or explanation;
He disappeared without a trace
Become invisible or unnoticeable;
The effect vanished when day broke
Cease to exist;
An entire civilization vanished
Become less intense and fade away gradually;
Her resistance melted under his charm
To become less intense or noticeable.
The symptoms will disappear after treatment.

Disappear Sentences

When you turn off the lights, everything seems to disappear.
If you don't secure your bike, it might disappear.
The pain didn't disappear even after taking medicine.
She can make a whole cake disappear in one sitting.
Memories may fade, but they never truly disappear.
As we climbed higher, the city below seemed to disappear into the clouds.
Magic tricks often involve making objects disappear.
The chance to see the comet will disappear if we don't go tonight.
The opportunity to apply for the scholarship will disappear after the deadline.
The illusionist made the coin disappear and then reappear behind the audience's ear.
He was surprised to see his hesitation disappear after he started talking.
With proper care, the scratches on the surface will eventually disappear.

Disappear Idioms & Phrases

Disappear without a trace

To vanish without leaving any sign or clue behind.
The ancient civilization disappeared without a trace, leaving historians puzzled.

Disappear into the background

To blend in with the surroundings or become inconspicuous.
She preferred to disappear into the background at parties.

Disappear into thin air

To vanish completely in a mysterious or inexplicable manner.
The documents we needed for the meeting seemed to disappear into thin air.

Disappear into the crowd

To vanish by blending into a large group of people.
After the concert, he disappeared into the crowd before we could catch up to him.

Disappear off the face of the Earth

To vanish completely and without a trace.
After the scandal, it was as if he had disappeared off the face of the Earth.

Make problems disappear

To solve problems, so they no longer exist.
A good manager knows how to make problems disappear efficiently.

Make oneself disappear

To leave or go away, especially to avoid a situation.
When the conversation turned to chores, he made himself disappear.

Disappear down the rabbit hole

To become deeply involved in or obsessively focused on a particular interest or activity.
Researching my genealogy, I disappeared down the rabbit hole for months.

Disappear under the radar

To operate or engage in something without attracting attention.
They managed to complete the project by disappearing under the radar.

Disappear from the spotlight

To no longer be in the public eye or receive media attention.
After retiring, the famous singer disappeared from the spotlight.

Disappear from view

To move out of sight.
The boat slowly disappeared from view as it sailed away.

Disappear off the map

To become very obscure or disappear from public knowledge or awareness.
Many old movie theaters have disappeared off the map.

Disappear from the radar

To suddenly become unnoticed or receive less attention.
After his early success, the artist disappeared from the radar for a few years.

Disappear into a book

To become completely absorbed in reading.
On rainy days, she likes to disappear into a book.

Disappear from memory

To be forgotten over time.
As years passed, the details of that day disappeared from memory.

Make money disappear

To spend or lose money, especially in a way that is wasteful or unaccounted for.
Without careful planning, it's easy to make money disappear in a big project.

Disappear into the night

To leave discreetly or unnoticed, especially under cover of darkness.
After the party ended, they disappeared into the night, heading to their next adventure.

Disappear behind closed doors

To go into a private or secret place where others cannot see or find one.
The committee disappeared behind closed doors to discuss the matter.

Disappear from the scene

To leave a place, especially after an event has occurred.
After causing a bit of chaos, the prankster disappeared from the scene.

Disappear at sea

To go missing while on a sea voyage.
Legends of pirates and treasures disappeared at sea have fascinated people for centuries.


What is the root word of disappear?


What is the verb form of disappear?

Disappear is a verb.

Which conjunction is used with disappear?

"And," as in "disappear and reappear."

Is disappear an adverb?


What is the plural form of disappear?

Verbs do not have plural forms.

Which vowel is used before disappear?

"A," as in "a disappearing act."

Which preposition is used with disappear?

"Into," as in "disappear into thin air."

Why is it called disappear?

It's a compound of "dis-" (a prefix meaning to reverse) and "appear," meaning to cease being visible.

What is the pronunciation of disappear?

/ˌdɪsəˈpɪr/ in American English.

What is the singular form of disappear?

Disappear is already singular.

Is disappear an abstract noun?


Is disappear a vowel or consonant?

Starts with a consonant (D).

Is disappear a collective noun?


Is disappear a negative or positive word?

Generally negative but context-dependent.

Which determiner is used with disappear?

"The," as in "the disappearance."

Is the term disappear a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.

What part of speech is disappear?


What is another term for disappear?


How do we divide disappear into syllables?


What is the second form of disappear?


Which article is used with disappear?

"The," as in "the disappearances."

Is disappear a noun or adjective?


Is disappear a countable noun?

It's not a noun.

Is the word disappear imperative?

It can be used in the imperative mood ("Disappear!").

How many syllables are in disappear?

3 syllables.

What is the opposite of disappear?


What is the first form of disappear?


How is disappear used in a sentence?

"The sun will disappear below the horizon soon."

What is a stressed syllable in disappear?

The last syllable, "pear."

What is the third form of disappear?

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