Definition of mishap
1 : an unfortunate accident The fire was a tragic mishap that could have been prevented.
2 : bad luck : misfortune The ceremony proceeded without mishap.
Examples of mishap in a Sentence
We experienced the usual mishaps of a family vacation.
The ceremony proceeded without mishap.
The fire was a tragic mishap that could have been prevented.
Recent Examples of mishap from the Web
Plescia has apologized for the mishap and officials have said four people no longer work with the health department as a result of the oversight.
After Scott’s weekly news conference, which was mostly filled with details of state government, his chief of staff, Jason Gibbs, said his phone started lighting up on Sunday after the racing mishap.
The mishap began with a pump failure that blocked cooling water from reaching the reactor core.
Michael Andretti’s 13-race Formula One career was filled with mishaps.
But despite his little mishap, George's services as pageboy were a true highlight of Pippa's ceremony.
As a result, genital herpes is often confused for a yeast infection, urinary tract infection, or shaving mishap.
Hot on the heels of last year's battery mishap, Samsung implemented even more stringent battery safety procedures, ensuring that such a thing will not happen again.
Ibill is threatening legal action; the spam fighters say the mishap was unfortunate, but an inevitable byproduct of Net self-regulation in the absence of government leadership.
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Synonym Discussion of mishap
MISHAP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mishap for English Language Learners
: a small mistake or amount of bad luck
: an unlucky accident or mistake
MISHAP Defined for Kids
Definition of mishap for Students
: an unfortunate accident
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