wrong number


: an incorrect telephone number
I think you have dialed the wrong number.

Examples of wrong number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pig butchering scammers often find their victims on dating sites or social media, or by calling and pretending to have dialed a wrong number, federal officials said in the release. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2023 Additionally, the stars on many of the flags are arranged in incorrect patterns, and several flags have the wrong number of stars. Joedy McCreary, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2024 The annual tradition started in 1955 when a child dialed the wrong number when hoping to speak with Santa. Gabrielle M. Etzel, Washington Examiner, 23 Dec. 2023 The annual tradition started in 1955, when, according to NORAD and Col. Elizabeth Mathias, U.S. Northern Command public affairs director, a child hoping to speak with Santa dialed the wrong number and ended up on the line with a U.S. colonel instead. Leo Rocha, CBS News, 23 Dec. 2023 In 1985 my mom received a phone call from a wrong number. Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2023 An unexpected text message sent to the wrong number (Patterson) sets into motion a Christmas tradition with a new family (Donovan) over three separate years. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 18 Sep. 2023 But eagle-eyed fans have spotted a mistake in a scene set in 1945, as Cillian Murphy’s J. Robert Oppenheimer stands among a crowd waving American flags – bearing the wrong number of stars. Issy Ronald, CNN, 24 July 2023 The Commanders were having trouble connecting with Stromberg, as shown by a video the team's Twitter account posted. Team officials made a pair of phone calls to Stromberg, the first going to a number that was not accepting calls and the next to a wrong number. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 30 Apr. 2023

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“Wrong number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrong%20number. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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