mis·​com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tion ˌmis-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce miscommunication (audio)
: failure to communicate clearly
There was miscommunication between the reporter and her editors.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On the Patriots’ first series, there was a miscommunication on that third down carry. Christopher Price, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Dec. 2022 Both played 37 snaps each, with Smith displaying a physical game, where he was flagged twice for holding and on a miscommunication with center Tyler Biadasz, allowed a defender to hit quarterback Cooper Rush on an interception. Dallas News, 14 Aug. 2022 Managers need to work on miscommunication with their teams to pave the way for a boomerang return. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 12 July 2022 Tessa Woodrum then hit a bunt single, reaching on a miscommunication by the Marist Catholic fielders to load the bases with no outs. oregonlive, 7 June 2022 On the third, safety Ronnie Harrison capitalized on Jackson’s apparent miscommunication with Andrews, who ran one way as Jackson threw in the other, to Harrison. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 29 Nov. 2021 On the apparent offensive-line miscommunication, Purcell then wound up one-on-one with rookie running back Michael Carter. J.p. Pelzman, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 There might also have been a miscommunication between whoever submitted the obituary and the newspaper employee who published it. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 24 Dec. 2022 In her experience, she’s noticed that people in triads and throuples put a lot of work into setting boundaries and ground rules, which leaves less room for miscommunication. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 27 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miscommunication was in 1959

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“Miscommunication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscommunication. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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