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

Learn how to say Muscles correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word muscle:

noun
1a band or bundle of fibrous tissue in a human or animal body that has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body:
the calf muscle
[mass noun]:
the sheet of muscle between the abdomen and chest
a muscle or muscles when well developed or prominently visible under the skin:
his muscles rippled beneath his tanned skin
Muscles are formed of bands, sheets, or columns of elongated cells (or fibres) containing interlocking parallel arrays of the proteins actin and myosin. Projections on the myosin molecules respond to chemical signals by forming and reforming chemical bonds to the actin, so that the filaments move past each other and interlock more deeply. This converts chemical energy into the mechanical force of contraction, and also generates heat

2 [mass noun] physical power; strength:
he had muscle but no brains
informal a man or men exhibiting physical power or strength, typically employed to use or threaten violence:
an ex-marine of enormous proportions who’d been brought along as muscle
power or influence, especially in a commercial or political sphere:
many companies lack the financial muscle to adopt a more hard-nosed relationship with buyers
verb
informal
1 [with object and adverbial] chiefly North American move (an object) in a particular direction by using one’s physical strength:
they were muscling baggage into the hold of the plane
coerce by violence or by economic or political pressure:
he was eventually muscled out of the market
Phrases

flex one’s muscles
give a show of strength or power:
the committee likes to flex its political muscles from time to time
not move a muscle
not move at all:
the driver shouted in his ear, but he did not move a muscle
Phrasal Verbs

muscle in/into
informal use one’s power or influence to interfere with or become involved in (another’s affairs):
the banks’ attempts to muscle in on the insurance business
muscle up
US informal build up one’s muscles:
to prepare for his role, he cut his hair, muscled up, and went to boot camp
Derivatives

muscled
adjective
[in combination]:
hard-muscled
muscleless
adjective
Origin:

late Middle English: from French, from Latin musculus, diminutive of mus ‘mouse’ (some muscles being thought to be mouse-like in form)

Do not confuse muscle with mussel. Muscle means ‘the tissue that moves a body part’ (tone up your thigh muscles), whereas mussel means ‘a shellfish’ (fish soup with mussels and clams).