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openmouthed

adjective open·mouthed \ˌō-pən-ˈmathd, -ˈmatht\

: having your mouth open usually because you are shocked or surprised

Full Definition of OPENMOUTHED

2
:  having the mouth wide open
3
:  struck with amazement or wonder
open·mouth·ed·ly \-ˈma-thəd-lē, -thəd-\ adverb
open·mouth·ed·ness \-ˈma-thəd-nəs, -thəd-\ noun

Examples of OPENMOUTHED

  1. I stood there openmouthed, unable to believe what I was seeing.
  2. <the stunning view from the mountaintop left us openmouthed and at a loss for words>

First Known Use of OPENMOUTHED

15th century

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