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  1. shoulders(Noun)

    (anatomy) The two shoulders and the upper portion of the back.

  2. shoulders(Noun)

    Capacity for bearing a task or blame.

    "The responsibility for the job was placed on his shoulders."

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  1. Shoulders

    Shoulders was a highly popular alternative rock band in Austin, Texas in the 1990s; occasionally they still give performances. Shoulders toured nationally and throughout Europe, and they were especially well known in France and other European countries. Their material, written almost entirely by lead singer Michael Slattery and guitarist Todd Kassens, has been called "drunken carnival music," but it was wide ranging, from hard rock to gentle ballads, from sea shanties to French cabaret music to Irish drinking songs. Slattery, an electrifying performer, is probably one of the greatest American rock poets; his songs tell stories, and they read wonderfully even without the music. They are simultaneously very dark and wildly joyous. He is also an accomplished writer of fiction, poetry, and drama. Shoulders' lineup included Slattery, who sang and played everything from a huge parade drum which he also used as a trampoline to the "harmonica, out-of-tune cornet, hideous trombone, bent tin whistle," and "free-hanging river pipe"; Kassens on the guitars; Alan Gene Williams on the drums; and Chris Black on bass, piano, and organ. They were frequently accompanied by the well-known Austin cellist John Hagen, who plays in Lyle Lovett's large band. Shoulders' first album, Trashman Shoes, rose to the top of the rock charts in France. Their second was The Fun Never Stops, which did well in Europe but never attained the success of "Trashman Shoes".

Editors Contribution

  1. shoulders

    A body element connected to a limb.

    The shoulders are connected to the arms.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 5, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shoulders' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2389

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shoulders' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4290

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoulders in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoulders in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of shoulders in a Sentence

  1. Radhika Fox:

    Everything I have accomplished is because I stand on the shoulders of my parents' hard work.

  2. Desmond Dinan:

    The EU was launched in 1993, on the shoulders of the European Communities, to promote peace and prosperity in the post-Cold War era, an era also of rapid globalization. American officials may have had their doubts about the feasibility of monetary union, and about the possibility of a Common( European) Security and Defense Policy, but the United States Administration strongly supported further European integration in the 1990s.

  3. David Siik:

    Your arms and shoulders play a crucial role in balancing forces created when running.

  4. Navy SEAL Ashley Nefzger:

    That's a weight lifted not only off of my shoulders, but off of so many transgender individuals that are serving right now, but also all of those who are not open and who are still unsure if they want to come out or unsure of themselves, that's allowing everybody to continue to be themselves without having to worry of any adverse effects from their command or being pushed out. And it allows them to serve with freedom in order to do their job.

  5. Bob Moawad:

    Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.

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