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mouse

noun uk   /maʊs/ ( plural mice ) us  

mouse noun (ANIMAL)

A2 [C] a small mammal with short fur, a pointed face, and a long tail: a field mouse a pet mouse
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mouse noun (COMPUTER)

A2 [C] a small device that you move across a surface in order to move a cursor on your computer screen
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mouse noun (PERSON)

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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