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Pronunciation of Mouses: Learn how to pronounce Mouses in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word mouse:

noun (plural mice /mʌɪs/)
1a small rodent that typically has a pointed snout, relatively large ears and eyes, and a long tail.
Family Muridae: many genera and numerous species. Also, some species in the families Heteromyidae, Zapodidae, and Muscardinidae
(in general use) any small mammal similar to a mouse, such as a shrew or vole.
a shy, timid, and quiet person:
Jane may be a bit of a mouse, but she is very nosy
[mass noun] a dull light brown colour reminiscent of a mouse’s fur:
her flaxen hair dulled to mouse
2 (plural mice or mouses) a small handheld device which is moved across a mat or flat surface to move the cursor on a computer screen:
copy the file with a click of the mouse
[as modifier]:
the right mouse button
3 informal a lump or bruise on or near the eye:
she touched the mouse under her eye
verb
Pronunciation: /also maʊz/
[no object]
1(of a cat or owl) hunt for or catch mice:
female cats are usually much better at mousing than males
2 [with adverbial of direction] use a mouse to move or position a cursor on a computer screen:
simply mouse over any item on the list
Derivatives
mouse-like
adjective
Origin:
Old English mūs, (plural) mȳs, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch muis and German Maus, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin and Greek mus

Is the plural of mouse in the computing sense mice or mouses? People often feel that this sense needs its own distinctive plural, but in fact the ordinary plural mice is commoner, and the first recorded use of the term in the plural (1984) is mice.