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miscue

noun mis·cue \ ˌmis-ˈkyü , ˈmis-ˌkyü \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of miscue

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

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First Known Use of miscue

1838

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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miscue

verb

Definition of miscue

: to make a miscue

First Known Use of miscue

1889

in the meaning defined above

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