Definition of mishap
- The fire was a tragic mishap that could have been prevented.
- The ceremony proceeded without mishap.
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.
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: a small mistake or amount of bad luck
: an unlucky accident or mistake
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