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mouse

noun [C]  /mɑʊs/ ( plural mice  /mɑɪs/) us  

mouse noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a type of small rodent (= small mammal with sharp teeth) that has short, usually brown, gray, or white hair, a pointed face, and a long tail: a field mouse pet mice

mouse noun [C] (COMPUTER DEVICE)

a small device with a ball inside that is moved by hand across a flat surface to control the movement of the cursor (= symbol that shows your position) on a computer screen
Translations of “mouse”
in Korean 쥐, (컴퓨터) 마우스…
in Arabic فأر, فأرة…
in French souris…
in Turkish (bilgisayar) kumanda aleti, mouse, fare…
in Italian topo, mouse…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 鼠…
in Russian мышь (компьютерная), мышь…
in Polish myszka, mysz…
in Spanish ratón…
in Portuguese camundongo, mouse…
in German die Maus, die Mauszeiger…
in Catalan ratolí…
in Japanese ネズミ, (コンピュータ)マウス…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 鼠…
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