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  1. shouldersnoun

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

  2. shouldersnoun

    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. Tommy Chong:

    There is one candidate who stands head and shoulders above them all who has weathered many storms and is totally ready to be the commander in chief, or the commander in kush, as I like to say.

  2. Maire Claire:

    Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive, also, having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity. Certainly, I feel the enormous pressure of that — the weight of such a big property on my shoulders.

  3. Maine Game Warden Bayley Grant:

    The moose had fallen into a spring hole, and had sunk right up to her shoulders, and she couldn’t get out.

  4. Al Baker:

    If Airbus produces a (plane) which is head and shoulders above what they produce today we would look at them for replacements.

  5. Isaac Newton, Paraphrase of 12th century quote by Bernard of Chartres:

    If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants

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