Definition of misdial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmisˈdī(ə)l/

verb (misdials, misdialing, misdialed ; British misdials, misdialling, misdialled)

[no object]
Dial a telephone number incorrectly.
Example sentences
  • I'll need to ring the supply company because either they've issued the number twice or it might just be a similar number that people are misdialling.
  • But because of his poor sight and their panic, they misdialled.
  • She said she thought she was going to die and tried to call her husband, but in her panic she misdialled.


An act of dialing a number incorrectly.
Example sentences
  • If it really was a misdial, they weren't really rude.
  • I then piped up admitting my misdial.. the mistake was established and we apologized profusely.
  • Well, that morning after my misdial my phone rang.

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Syllabification: mis·di·al

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