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misfiring (plural misfirings)
- The situation where something misfires.
2007 November 20, Michiko Kakutani, “Power to Soothe the Savage Breast and Animate the Hemispheres”, New York Times:
- He has written a book that not only contributes to our understanding of the elusive magic of music but also illuminates the strange workings, and misfirings, of the human mind.