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mouth

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noun, often attributive \ˈmau̇th\

Simple Definition of mouth

  • : the opening through which food passes into the body : the part of the face that includes the lips and the opening behind them

  • : an opening in something

  • : the place where a river enters the ocean

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mouth

plural

mouths

play \ˈmau̇thz also ˈmau̇z, ˈmau̇ths; in synecdochic compounds like “blabbermouths” ths more frequently\
  1. 1 a :  the natural opening through which food passes into the body of an animal and which in vertebrates is typically bounded externally by the lips and internally by the pharynx and encloses the tongue, gums, and teeth b :  grimace <made a mouth> c :  an individual requiring food <had too many mouths to feed>

  2. 2 a :  voice, speech <finally gave mouth to her feelings> b :  mouthpiece 3a c (1) :  a tendency to excessive talk (2) :  saucy or disrespectful language :  impudence

  3. 3 :  something that resembles a mouth especially in affording entrance or exit: as a :  the place where a stream enters a larger body of water b :  the surface opening of an underground cavity c :  the opening of a container d :  an opening in the side of an organ flue pipe

mouthlike

play \ˈmau̇th-ˌlīk\ adjective

down in the mouth

Examples of mouth in a sentence

  1. He kissed her on the mouth.

  2. He threatened to punch me in the mouth.

  3. She stood there with her mouth agape.

  4. I burned the roof of my mouth.

  5. They told him to keep his mouth closed when chewing and not to talk with his mouth full.

  6. He wiped his mouth with a napkin after eating.

  7. She regretted saying it as soon as the words were out of her mouth.

  8. The smell of the food made my mouth water.

  9. The candy melts in your mouth.

  10. The medication is taken by mouth.



Origin and Etymology of mouth

Middle English, from Old English mūth; akin to Old High German mund mouth and perhaps to Latin mentum chin


First Known Use: before 12th century


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mouth

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verb \ˈmau̇th also ˈmau̇th\

Simple Definition of mouth

  • : to say or repeat (something) without really meaning it or understanding it

  • : to form (words) with your lips without speaking

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mouth

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  speak, pronounce b :  to utter bombastically :  declaim c :  to repeat without comprehension or sincerity <always mouthing platitudes> d :  to form soundlessly with the lips <the librarian mouthed the word “quiet”> e :  to utter indistinctly :  mumble <mouthed his words>

  3. 2 :  to take into the mouth; especially :  eat

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to talk pompously :  rant —often used with off b :  to talk insolently or impudently —usually used with off

  6. 2 :  to move the mouth especially so as to make faces

mouther

noun

Examples of mouth in a sentence

  1. She was just mouthing the usual meaningless platitudes about the need for reform.

  2. silently mouthing the words to a song



14th Century

First Known Use of mouth

14th century



MOUTH Defined for Kids

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mouth

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noun \ˈmau̇th\

Definition of mouth for Students

plural

mouths

\ˈmau̇thz, ˈmau̇ths\
  1. 1 :  the opening through which food passes into the body and which in humans is surrounded on the outside by the lips and contains the tongue and teeth

  2. 2 :  an opening that is like a mouth <There was a butcher who worked in the mouth of a narrow alley. — Laurence Yep, Dragonwings>

  3. 3 :  the place where a stream enters a larger body of water




2

mouth

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verb \ˈmau̇th\

Definition of mouth for Students

mouthed

mouthing

  1. 1 :  to form with the lips without speaking <The librarian mouthed “quiet.”>

  2. 2 :  to repeat without being sincere or without understanding <Salesmen mouthed meaningless slogans.>




Medical Dictionary

mouth

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noun \ˈmau̇th\

Medical Definition of mouth

plural

mouths

\ˈmau̇thz\play
  1. :  the natural opening through which food passes into the animal body and which in vertebrates is typically bounded externally by the lips and internally by the pharynx and encloses the tongue, gums, and teeth





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