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
Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
The royal family made a stately appearance at the Royal Ascot on Tuesday, but a minor clumsy mishap occurred behind the scenes.
The reason: The Kings finally find their point guard after years of mishaps at the position. 6.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Washington is working to re-establish communications aimed at avoiding mishaps involving U.S. and Russian air operations in Syria.
The Gathering of Nations founders, Derek and Lita Matthews, declined to comment on the funding mishap, or on anything else regarding UltraHealth.
Liberty High School Principal Patrick Walsh apologized to a Harland Fletcher, a private first class reservist in the U.S. Army, and took full responsibility for the mishap at a ceremony where many waved American flags.
Michael Noland, the South Shore Line's president and general manager, said the Federal Railroad Administration, the Chicago-area Metra commuter service, and the South Shore are looking into the mishap that tied up South Shore service for hours.
The diversity of backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities was immediately clear, and the audience listened attentively to each performer, nodding at poignant discoveries and laughing at funny mishaps.
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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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