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miscue

mis·cue

miscue

 
pronunciation:
mihs kyu
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in sports, an error, as in handling the ball.
definition 2: any mistake or blunder.
definition 3: in billiards, a mistake caused by failing to stroke the ball properly with the cue.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: miscued, miscues, miscuing
definition: in the theater, to give an incorrect stage cue to (an actor).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a mistake or blunder.
definition 2: in billiards, to miss a stroke with the cue.