Glossary for

“The Letter M Song”

Mackerel:

Definition: Mackerel is a type of fish that lives in the ocean. Sometimes people eat mackerel for food.

Sentence: A mackerel's a fish, and a minnow is too. Whoo-hoo!

Mammoth:

Definition: A mammoth was a type of elephant that lived a very long time ago. Mammoths were much larger than today's elephants are. They had hair all over their body, and two long tusks.

Sentence: Munchkins are small. Mammoths are tall.

Mango:

Definition: A mango is a type of sweet fruit. It has a shape like a large egg and is usually red and yellow in color.

Sentence: Max the monkey mashed mangos and melons and topped that mix off with a cherry.

Marble:

Definition: A marble is a small glass ball. Marbles can be many different colors and are used in many games.

Sentence: It's fun to watch the marbles roll across the sidewalk.

Marine:

Definition: A marine is an American soldier who belongs to the U.S. Marine Corps. A person has to work very hard to become a marine.

Sentence: Mike the marine wrote a message to Mindy and mailed that message on a Monday.

Marvelous:

Definition: If something is marvelous, it is very, very good.

Sentence: So open your mouth, and let's give a yell, for the marvelous letter that comes after l: letter m!

Melody:

Definition: A melody is a group of musical notes one after another that sound good together.

Sentence: Listen for the m words in this little melody.

Melon:

Definition: Melons are a type of large, round fruit. They have a hard outside and a juicy inside.

Sentence: Max the monkey mashed mangos and melons and topped that mix off with a cherry.

Merry:

Definition: A merry person is usually happy, in a good mood, and enjoying what he or she is doing. If something is merry, it is full of happiness and fun, with people having a good time.

Sentence: Whenever he'd munch on this mishmash for lunch, each mouthful made Max feel so merry.

Minnow:

Definition: A minnow is a type of small fish. Minnows live in rivers and lakes.

Sentence: A mackerel's a fish, and a minnow is too. Whoo-hoo !

Mishmash:

Definition: A mishmash is different things put together that aren't usually put together.

Sentence: Whenever he'd munch on this mishmash for lunch, each mouthful made Max feel so merry.

Mulligan stew:

Definition: A stew is a type of food. People make a stew by slowly cooking meat, fish, or vegetables in a very hot liquid. For example, a beef stew is made with beef. A mulligan stew is made with whatever food you have that you can use.

Sentence: I help chop the vegetables when my mom makes mulligan stew.

Munchkin:

Definition: People sometimes use the name munchkin for a small, cute, friendly child.

Sentence: Munchkins are small. Mammoths are tall.