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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.

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.
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The recitation of an event or series of events
narrative
narrertive
narrutive
narrittive
"Narrate", "narrator" and "narrative" are related
2.
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To find the product of two or more numbers
multaply
multerply
multiply
multoply
If you can spell "multiple" and "multiplication", you should have no difficulty with "multiply"
3.
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Low or indistinct sounds or speech
murmer
murrmer
murrmur
murmur
Having both syllables spelled identically makes "murmur" fairly easy to spell!
4.
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Something that baffles understanding
mistary
mystary
mistery
mystery
The letter y appears twice in "mystery"
5.
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A contractile form of tissue which animals use to cause movement
mussle
muscle
mussel
muscel
Don't forget the c of "muscle"! Did you know the word "muscle" derives from mus, the Latin word for "mouse"?
6.
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A play or film interspersed with singing and dancing
musicle
musical
musicale
musiccal
Remember that the ending of the word is spelled -al
7.
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'The m------------- of four times three equals twelve'
multiplacation
multiplercation
multurplication
multiplication
The words "multiply" and "multiplication" are related
8.
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A story told to explain a phenomenon, often with reference to the supernatural
mythe
myth
mithe
mith
The words "myth" and "mythical" are related
9.
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A person who is a follower and believer of the Islamic faith
Muzlem
Musliem
Muslem
Muslim
Remember to capitalise "Muslim", since the word is a proper noun
10.
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A person who performs or writes music
musician
musiciun
musicien
musishian
Add -ian to "music" to get "musician"
Author:  Sheri Smith

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