• WordNet 3.6
    • n miscue a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    • n miscue a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Miscue (Billiards) A false stroke with a billiard cue, the cue slipping from the ball struck without impelling it as desired.
    • Miscue To make a mistake;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n miscue In billiards, an accidental slip of the cue at the moment of making a stroke, causing the tip to glance off the ball instead of striking it fairly as intended.
    • miscue In billiards, to make a miscue.
    • miscue In theatrical, to miss one's cue or answer a wrong cue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Miscue mis-kū′ at billiards, a stroke spoiled by the slipping off of the cue.
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In literature:

This effort is ruined by an appalling miscue which affects the new cloth.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, July 25, 1917" by Various
My one miscue was not wearin' a wig.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
A miscue brought an oath from his lips, and he banged his cue upon the floor.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
I jiggled my hook angrily and when the operator answered I told her that she'd miscued.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
I feel a hunch as if something was going to miscue.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
It would be awful to miscue at that stage of the game!
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
The boys must have miscued.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Naturally Sobieska takes the chance to rub a miscue in on the old chap.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
But I miscued, and he got going again.
"Here and Hereafter" by Barry Pain
And even after that, if there were frequent miscues, there was enough excitement and suspense to make up for them.
"The Lucky Seventh" by Ralph Henry Barbour

In news:

Marlboro Man's miscue leads to brand batterings By Richard Morga.
Marcus Mariota, Oregon's redshirt freshman quarterback, had some first-half miscues in the Ducks' 51-26 win against Washington State.
Miscues sink Bulldogs in game 2 loss to Rebs.
Kyle Williams at 'full throttle' since miscues.
Avoidable miscues still plaguing Red Raiders.
Wei-Yin Chen made two miscues Tuesday night.
Hernando capitalizes on OHS miscues, sweeps series.
Despite frequent miscues, Mavs hang tough for 57 minutes in Boston .
Miscues hurt Rebels again in loss.
Miscues cost Devils in 2-3A finale.
Democratic Rep Chet Edwards continued to hammer GOP rival Bill Flores today for embracing a higher Social Security retirement age - a miscue that Flores blamed on a headache.
Andre Drummond's playing time will increase as miscues decrease , Detroit Pistons coach says.
Despite frequent miscues, Mavs hang tough for 57 minutes in Boston.
Miscues Dictate OU's `What If '.
The Mustangs tied the game at 31 on their opening drive of the second half, but WT responded with the first of two miscues by MSU in the third quarter.