mis·​cue | \ ˌmis-ˈkyü How to pronounce miscue (audio) , ˈmis-ˌkyü \

Definition of miscue

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a faulty stroke in billiards in which the cue slips
2 : mistake, slip


miscued; miscuing; miscues

Definition of miscue (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to make a miscue

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Examples of miscue in a Sentence

Noun the slightest miscue could make the trapeze artist lose his grip and fall to the mat below
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Rattler went 8-for-15 with 111 yards, an interception and a fumble with his later miscue setting up a touchdown for the Longhorns that put them ahead 35-17. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 10 Oct. 2021 The Cubs held a two-run lead when Lester departed after five innings, but the bullpen and a baserunning miscue squandered the advantage. Meghan Montemurro, chicagotribune.com, 26 Sep. 2021 Adam Duvall lost a home run to a baserunning miscue, but Atlanta rebounded with homers by Austin Riley, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman and the Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-2 on Wednesday night. Jack Thompson, ajc, 23 Sep. 2021 Rogers’ own miscue led to an unearned run in the third. sun-sentinel.com, 10 July 2021 Bel Air fumbled on its next possession, and C. Milton Wright did its best to move quickly and capitalize on the miscue. Bill Blewett, baltimoresun.com, 25 Sep. 2021 As the lead changed hands for most of the second half, Guyer finally separated on an Atascocita miscue. Kevin Reynolds, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2021 The Texans cashed in on the miscue with a 26-yard field goal to extend the lead to 20-7 with about a minute left in the first half. cleveland, 13 Sep. 2021 The Texans cashed in on the miscue with a 26-yard field goal to extend the lead to 20-7 with about a minute left in the first half. Kristie Rieken, ajc, 12 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Perhaps a Rams special teams miscue opens the door for a narrow defeat. Los Angeles Times, 5 Oct. 2021 The Cougars capitalized on another Plantation special teams miscue as junior Davari Morris made a diving catch of a 7-yard scoring toss from Daniels to make it 27-7 with 3:12 left in the third quarter. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, 18 Sep. 2021 The series was extended by another Chargers miscue on special teams when Quenton Meeks went offside on a field-goal attempt, giving Miami a first down at the Chargers’ five-yard line. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of miscue


1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1889, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2021

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“Miscue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscue. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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