There are 2 main definitions of miscue in English:

Share this entry

miscue 1

Syllabification: mis·cue
Pronunciation: /misˈkyo͞o/

noun

1(In billiards) a shot in which the player fails to strike the ball properly with the cue.
Example sentences
  • Chalk is applied to the leather to make sure the tip ‘sticks’ to the cueball to prevent miscues, or to apply spin.
  • You could discover a weakness in your shooting, such as favoring right over left English, or using too much side spin, which can cause miscues.
  • The stick is not elevated nearly as much, and miscues are less common.
1.1(In other sports) a faulty strike, kick, or catch.
Example sentences
  • Despite a teammate's miscue on catching a foul ball, the pitcher should not be deprived of his perfect game as long us he retires the batter who hit the foul ball.
  • Their 68 miscues broke the old major league mark of 81, established by the Baltimore Orioles in 1998.
  • Pack's game is full throttle, all the time, and until he gets more familiar with his teammates, the miscues will continue.
1.2A miscalculated action; a mistake: political miscues that led to resignations
More example sentences
  • Allister is now equipped with the tools to combat the evils of relationship miscues and mistakes.
  • And will our newsrooms be filled with journalists so afraid of committing an ethical miscue that they fail to engage in aggressive and ethical journalism?
  • And Wynn has learned from miscues at his other properties.

verb (miscues, miscueing or miscuing, miscued)

[with object] Back to top  
(In billiards and other games) fail to strike (the ball or a shot) properly.
Example sentences
  • Athy battled on in search of an equaliser and Joe Tynan had a penalty appeal dismissed by Referee Tommy Masterson and Paul Kelly miscued his shot from 10 yards after a fine through ball from Tynan.
  • Bacup set the pace as Nicky Taylor put a good cross into the box but Paul Thompson miscued his shot and the ball went wide of the angle, before a defender appeared to handle McLellan's drive on the line but appeals for a penalty were turned down.
  • Too many shots were miscued, too many final balls wasted.

Words that rhyme with miscue

accrue, adieu, ado, anew, Anjou, aperçu, askew, ballyhoo, bamboo, bedew, bestrew, billet-doux, blew, blue, boo, boohoo, brew, buckaroo, canoe, chew, clew, clou, clue, cock-a-doodle-doo, cockatoo, construe, coo, Corfu, coup, crew, Crewe, cru, cue, déjà vu, derring-do, dew, didgeridoo, do, drew, due, endue, ensue, eschew, feu, few, flew, flu, flue, foreknew, glue, gnu, goo, grew, halloo, hereto, hew, Hindu, hitherto, how-do-you-do, hue, Hugh, hullabaloo, imbrue, imbue, jackaroo, Jew, kangaroo, Karroo, Kathmandu, kazoo, Kiangsu, knew, Kru, K2, kung fu, Lahu, Lanzhou, Lao-tzu, lasso, lieu, loo, Lou, Manchu, mangetout, mew, misconstrue, moo, moue, mu, nardoo, new, non-U, nu, ooh, outdo, outflew, outgrew, peekaboo, Peru, pew, plew, Poitou, pooh, pooh-pooh, potoroo, pursue, queue, revue, roo, roux, rue, Selous, set-to, shampoo, shih-tzu, shoe, shoo, shrew, Sioux, skean dhu, skew, skidoo, slew, smew, snafu, sou, spew, sprue, stew, strew, subdue, sue, switcheroo, taboo, tattoo, thereto, thew, threw, thro, through, thru, tickety-boo, Timbuktu, tiramisu, to, to-do, too, toodle-oo, true, true-blue, tu-whit tu-whoo, two, vendue, view, vindaloo, virtu, wahoo, wallaroo, Waterloo, well-to-do, whereto, whew, who, withdrew, woo, Wu, yew, you, zoo • mildew

Definition of miscue in:

Share this entry

 

There are 2 main definitions of miscue in English:

Share this entry

miscue 2 Syllabification: mis·cue
Pronunciation:
/misˈkyo͞o/

noun

Linguistics
An error in reading, especially one caused by failure to respond correctly to a phonetic or contextual cue in the text.
Example sentences
  • In order to analyze the students' reading miscues and strategies used, the authors relied on miscue analysis.
  • This, then, distinguishes it from the traditional use of miscue analysis and the Reading Miscue Analysis Inventory that accompanies it.
  • Diana and Omar were two of the six children whose progress in English and Spanish reading I tracked through monthly miscue analysis.

verb

[no object] Back to top  
1(Of a performer, especially an actor on stage) miss one’s cue, or answer to another’s cue.
1.1 [with object] Give (a performer) the wrong cue.

Definition of miscue in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
adverb
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly