Definition of misdial in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪsˈdʌɪəl/

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

[no object]
Dial a telephone number incorrectly: callers sometimes misdial and think they’ve got through to the garage
More 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 dialling a telephone number incorrectly: BT said the number of misdials was lower than expected
More 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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