tongue-tie


1tongue–tie

transitive verb \ˈtəŋ-ˌtī\

Definition of TONGUE-TIE

:  to deprive of speech or the power of distinct articulation

Origin of TONGUE-TIE

back-formation from tongue-tied
First Known Use: 1555

2tongue–tie

noun

Definition of TONGUE-TIE

:  limited mobility of the tongue due to a short frenulum connecting its underside to the floor of the mouth

First Known Use of TONGUE-TIE

circa 1852

tongue–tie

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TONGUE–TIE

: a congenital defect characterized by limited mobility of the tongue due to shortness of its frenulum

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