: having a mouth especially of a specified kind
often used in combination
a soft-mouthed fish

Examples of mouthed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the process, Creech would look at the witnesses invited on his behalf, and sometimes waved his fingers or mouthed words to them, said Rebecca Boone, a reporter for the Associated Press. Dakin Andone, CNN, 28 Feb. 2024 Both agencies are being closed mouthed about where the search stands, with each declining comment. CBS News, 17 Feb. 2024 Wealthy donors have pledged to pull funding from universities, citing mealy mouthed statements from administrators. Eric Levenson, CNN, 19 Oct. 2023 The Clue: Adding the word ‘mouthed’ to this word changes its meaning entirely. Erik Kain, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 Lily Savage was more than just foul-mouthed jokes and quick wit. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2023 There’s also characteristically riotous stuff in the interactions between Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and Greg (Nicholas Braun), who have evolved into an inordinately foul-mouthed equivalent of Laurel and Hardy, helping make this drama one of the funniest shows on television. Brian Lowry, CNN, 22 Mar. 2023 Brett Goldstein has spent much of the last few years playing the lovable, if infamously foul-mouthed, Roy Kent on Ted Lasso, whose third season premieres on Apple TV+ March 15. Clark Collis, EW.com, 14 Mar. 2023 The interactions between straight-talking, foul-mouthed Jim, with his grounding in cutthroat corporate culture, and the Doug crew, whose work ethic comes a distant second to their enthusiasm for movie nights and idle web-surfing, provides some of BlackBerry’s most amusing scenes. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mouthed was in the 14th century

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“Mouthed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouthed. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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: having a mouth especially of a specified kind
a large-mouthed jar
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