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murder the deliberate and unlawful killing of a person. [2 definitions]
murky dark or gloomy. [2 definitions]
murmur a sound that is soft, muffled, and ongoing, like the sound made by quiet conversation. [2 definitions]
Murray River a river in southeastern Australia.
muscle tissue in the body of animals and humans that moves parts of the body. Muscle is made up of bundles of fibers that move the body by tightening and relaxing. [3 definitions]
muscular having to do with muscle. [2 definitions]
Muse any of the nine Greek goddesses of the arts and sciences. [2 definitions]
muse to think about something silently or for a long time.
museum a building where collections of objects that are important to history, art, or science are kept and shown to the public.
mush1 a thick, soft cereal that is made of corn meal boiled in water or milk. [2 definitions]
mushroom a fungus with a stalk and a cap that looks like a small umbrella. Some kinds of mushrooms can be eaten; other kinds are poisonous. Mushrooms live in damp places and are the fruiting bodies of certain kinds of fungi. [3 definitions]
mushy soft and thick, like mush.
music sound with tones and rhythm that can be listened to and enjoyed. Music can be made by voices or instruments. [4 definitions]
musical like music rather than noise; having qualities similar to melody or harmony. [5 definitions]
music box a box containing a mechanical device that plays music. The music plays by winding a knob, lifting the lid of the box, or some other action.
musician a person skilled at playing, singing, or writing music.
music room in a school, a classroom where music is taught and where instruments may be kept.
musk a substance with a strong smell made by the gland of a certain kind of male deer. Musk is used in making some perfumes. [2 definitions]
musket a heavy gun with a long barrel. Muskets were carried on the shoulder. They were used over three hundred years ago, before rifles were invented.
musketeer a soldier who carried and used a musket.
muskmelon a round melon with juicy, sweet flesh that ranges in color from almost white to light orange or green. A cantaloupe is a kind of muskmelon.