Words beginning with mu...
A person who performs or writes music is a musician.

Words beginning with mu...

Can mussels pull muscles? Play this KS3 spelling quiz on words beginning at mu.

"I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street." - Arnold Schwarzenegger.

English is a voracious language. It adds new words all the time. Many of these words are invented. Often words are created by changing a word from one function to another, for instance by using a noun as a verb. At other times, words are borrowed outright from another language. This is usually a sign that the other language has words for objects or concepts unfamiliar to those who speak English and therefore difficult to express through existing vocabulary. "Cheetah", for instance, was borrowed into English from Hindi.

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It went through many spellings, including "cito", "chittah", "cheeta" and "chetah". Working out how to spell a borrowed word can be difficult, especially when the original language is written in a different script or assigns different letters to sounds, when compared to English spelling conventions. Eventually the spelling of such a word settles into the version accepted by the most people. It is not surprising then that knowing how to spell words which were originally borrowed into English is not always a straightforward matter! But practice always helps.

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A person who performs or writes music
    Add -ian to "music" to get "musician"
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A story told to explain a phenomenon, often with reference to the supernatural
    The words "myth" and "mythical" are related
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A person who is a follower and believer of the Islamic faith
    Remember to capitalise "Muslim", since the word is a proper noun
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    'The m------------- of four times three equals twelve'
    The words "multiply" and "multiplication" are related
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The recitation of an event or series of events
    "Narrate", "narrator" and "narrative" are related
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To find the product of two or more numbers
    If you can spell "multiple" and "multiplication", you should have no difficulty with "multiply"
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Something that baffles understanding
    The letter y appears twice in "mystery"
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Low or indistinct sounds or speech
    Having both syllables spelled identically makes "murmur" fairly easy to spell!
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A contractile form of tissue which animals use to cause movement
    Don't forget the c of "muscle"! Did you know the word "muscle" derives from mus, the Latin word for "mouse"?
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A play or film interspersed with singing and dancing
    Remember that the ending of the word is spelled -al

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