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.
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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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