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Definition of "miscue" []

  • Games A stroke in billiards that misses or just brushes the ball because of a slip of the cue. (noun)
  • A mistake. (noun)
  • To make a miscue. (verb-intransitive)
  • To miss a stage cue. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "miscue" in a sentence
  • "The other miscue was a postgame commercial segment that went on too long for them to get an interview with Selig explaining the game's ending."
  • "After the play, replays caught Pollard pointing himself indicating that the miscue was his fault."
  • "If your child is reading along and makes what is called a miscue, listen for the sense of the miscue."