how to pronounce muss


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the above transcription of muss 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.

muss is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of muss in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… ohne ein pr genie muss mich ist gift …”

meanings of muss


  1. A mess (disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; disorder).
  2. A scramble, as when small objects are thrown down, to be taken by those who can seize them; a confused struggle.
  3. A term of endearment.


  1. To rumple, tousle or make (something) untidy.

muss frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word muss occurs in german on average 1366.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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