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miscue

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noun mis·cue \ˌmis-ˈkyü, ˈmis-ˌkyü\

Definition of miscue

  1. 1 :  a faulty stroke in billiards in which the cue slips

  2. 2 :  mistake, slip

Examples of miscue in a sentence

  1. the slightest miscue could make the trapeze artist lose his grip and fall to the mat below

1838

First Known Use of miscue

1838


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miscue

verb mis·cue

Definition of miscue

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a miscue

1889

First Known Use of miscue

1889



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