[mees-sah; English mis-uh] /ˈmis sɑ; English ˈmɪs ə/
- Miss a beat
Hesitate momentarily, out of embarrassment or confusion. This expression is most often used in a negative context, as in He sidestepped the reporter’s probe into his personal life without missing a beat, or Not missing a beat, she outlined all the reasons for her decision. This expression alludes to the regular beat of musical time. […]
[mis] /mɪs/ verb (used with object) 1. to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target. 2. to fail to encounter, meet, catch, etc.: to miss a train. 3. to fail to take advantage of: to miss a chance. 4. to fail to be present at or for: to miss a day of school. […]
[mis-uh kuh n-tah-tuh] /ˈmɪs ə kənˈtɑ tə/ noun 1. a Mass whose music is equivalent to that of the High Mass but that is less elaborate in its celebration.
[mis-sey] /mɪsˈseɪ/ verb (used with object), missaid, missaying. 1. to say or speak ill of; vilify; slander. 2. to say wrongly. verb (used without object), missaid, missaying. 3. to speak wrongly or incorrectly.