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mis- +‎ cue


miscue (plural miscues)

  1. (sports) In a cue sport, an error in hitting the ball with the cue.
  2. (theater) The act of missing one's cue or of responding to a cue intended for another actor.
  3. A miss of the object one intended to hit.
    • 2010 December 28, Owen Phillips, “Sunderland 0 - 2 Blackpool”, in BBC[1]:
      Some comical defending involving two terrible clearances saw Kingson called on to block Welbeck's strike and then Evatt made amends for his shocking miscue by heading Bent's powerful follow-up over the bar.


miscue (third-person singular simple present miscues, present participle miscuing or miscueing, simple past and past participle miscued)

  1. (theater) To give an incorrect cue.
  2. (transitive) to mishit, strike incorrectly.
    • 2012 April 18, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 1 – 0 Barcelona”, in BBC Sport[2], archived from the original on 8 May 2016:
      Fabregas was the guilty party when Chelsea had another escape soon after. Messi was the creator to set up Iniesta but when Cech could only push out his shot, the former Arsenal captain miscued his finish from eight yards.