\ ˈmau̇t͟hd How to pronounce mouthed (audio) , ˈmau̇tht How to pronounce mouthed (audio) \

Definition of mouthed

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

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Some coaches are yellers, with foul-mouthed curses serving as ear-rattling exclamations to drive home every point. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: How the Fangio Stare, soon to be famous in Broncos Country, is redefining Denver’s defense," 8 June 2019 Most interestingly, the copycats reproduced an exact match of their partner’s chosen face, not just throwing out any old open-mouthed mug. Jake Buehler, National Geographic, "These bears mimic each other's faces as well as people do," 21 Mar. 2019 The video starts with a shot of O.J. Simpson’s open-mouthed grin. Marisa Gerber,, "O.J. Simpson’s first tweet: A video of him saying, ‘I got a little getting even to do’," 15 June 2019 The violent and foul-mouthed alien bounty hunter first appeared in 1983, and appears for the first time (in the form of Glen Martin) in a live-action production with Krypton. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Syfy is developing a Krypton spinoff based on Lobo," 12 June 2019 Later in the episode, another unexpected elimination left Kelly open-mouthed with disbelief. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Caught Kelly Clarkson Reacting to the Eliminations in the Most Shocking Way," 27 Apr. 2019 Trim carrots and place in a wide-mouthed glass pint jar with red chile. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pickled Carrots," 20 May 2019 The stakes are higher now than being bad-mouthed on the radio, but Wasser doesn’t let that stop him from traveling to Africa. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Sam Wasser might be the ‘guru of doo-doo,’ but his research ignites serious passions," 19 May 2019 This book allows us to observe not just the nimble-mouthed elf of his previous work, but a man in his seventh decade expunging his darker secrets and contemplating mortality. Alan Cumming, New York Times, "David Sedaris Has a New Essay Collection. It Changed Alan Cumming’s Whole Worldview.," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of mouthed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈmau̇t͟hd How to pronounce mouthed (audio) , ˈmau̇tht\

Kids Definition of mouthed

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

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