mis·​com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tion | \ ˌmis-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce miscommunication (audio) \

Definition of miscommunication

: failure to communicate clearly There was miscommunication between the reporter and her editors.

Examples of miscommunication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At times, however, turnovers remained a product of miscommunication and incohesive play. Paul Nasr, Detroit Free Press, 26 Nov. 2021 During the season’s first six weeks, the defense often was ripped apart up front because of miscommunication or improper technique. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2021 The Packers handed the Cardinals a 24-21 loss on Oct. 28, when a miscommunication on a potential game-winning touchdown allowed Kyler Murray's pass to be intercepted in the end zone. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 19 Nov. 2021 The drama left fans wondering if the callout was just miscommunication or if there was something more between the two singers. Alejandra Gularte, Vulture, 19 Nov. 2021 Indiana committed 14 turnovers in the first half, a combination of stifling defense by Detroit and miscommunication by the Pacers. James Boyd, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Nov. 2021 On Wednesday, the defense team again asked for a mistrial without prejudice, meaning a new trial would remain a possibility, based on the miscommunication over the drone video. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 17 Nov. 2021 Many negative reviews pointed to unprofessional contractors or miscommunication about payments, but other reviews mention that AHS terminated their relationships with those contractors. Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Nov. 2021 The more plays in a possession, the more opportunities for the offense to make a mistake (miscommunication, penalty, turnover). Steve Svekis, sun-sentinel.com, 7 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of miscommunication

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Miscommunication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscommunication. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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