Miscall vs Midcall - What's the difference?

miscall | midcall |

As a verb miscall

is to call (someone) bad names; to insult, abuse.

As an adjective midcall is

during a call.




(en verb)
  • To call (someone) bad names; to insult, abuse.
  • * , II.xii:
  • But one aboue the rest in speciall, / That had an hog beene late, hight Grille by name, / Repined greatly, and did him miscall , / That had from hoggish forme him brought to naturall.
  • *1644 , (John Milton), Aeropagitica :
  • *:He there exhorts us to hear with patience and humility those, however they be miscall'd , that desire to live purely, in such a use of Gods Ordinances, as the best guidance of their conscience gives them, and to tolerat them, though in some disconformity to our selves.
  • To call (something) by the wrong name.
  • * 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 48:
  • ‘In this country, peasants miscall it “Cowslip,” though of course the true Cowslip, Primula veris , is a different plant altogether.’




  • During a call.
  • * 1997 , Linda Richardson, Stop Telling, Start Selling: How to Use Customer-Focused Dialogue to Close Sales
  • This midcall rapport detour saved the day. At the end of the call, they went to lunch and soon they were doing business.
  • * 2004 , Jian-Guo Ma, Third generation communication systems: future developments and advanced topics
  • In order to support midcall mobility, we need to add the ability to move while a session is active.
  • * 2009 , Alan B. Johnston, SIP: understanding the Session Initiation Protocol
  • The contents may be signaling information, a midcall event, or some sort of stimulus.