how to pronounce mussel


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the above transcription of mussel is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

mussel is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of mussel in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… edinburgh eastern mussel brother …”

meanings of mussel


  1. Salt water mussels, usually edible, of the order Mytilida in subclass Pteriomorphia.
  2. Any of several groups of bivalve shellfish with elongated, asymmetrical shells.
  3. Certain other bivalves of somewhat similar appearance, such as the zebra mussel and quagga mussel of the family Dreissenidae in subclass Heterodonta.
  4. Fresh water mussels, usually edible, of the order Unionida in subclass Palaeoheterodonta.

mussel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mussel occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics mussel can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that mussel can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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