\ 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

Examples of mouthed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From family-friendly afternoons to potty-mouthed drag queen nights, here’s a selection of in-person events to help make this Pride Month a reason to — finally! — celebrate face to face. New York Times, 3 June 2021 As closed-mouthed as Trump is voluble, Weisselberg hasn't commented on any of the legal issues involving himself and the former president. Michael D'antonio, CNN, 25 May 2021 Olivia was alway very brave and close-mouthed about her health. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 20 May 2021 Popular safari wildlife and the endangered Rothschild's giraffe cover the endless savanna, while 450 birds species and fearsome hippos line the Nile River, where tour boats glide through sedate, wide-mouthed waters. Travis Levius, Travel + Leisure, 8 May 2021 It’s the sort of technical hairsplitting that might be appropriate if the user in question were a foul-mouthed teenager, not a world leader whose words were getting people killed. Washington Post, 5 May 2021 The near-complete fossil of the quick-mouthed frog turtle, or Sahonachelys mailakavava, was found in the Maevarano Formation in northwestern Madagascar, according to a study published in Royal Society Open Science. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 5 May 2021 The Philippine government under the famously foul-mouthed Rodrigo Duterte has at times conducted its diplomacy with the most undiplomatic of language. Jason Gutierrez, New York Times, 3 May 2021 My classmates gathered around, astonished at my foul-mouthed voice coming from his machine, my brother smiling from his wheelchair with his wrist cocked and ready to click another. Brian Trapp, Longreads, 30 Apr. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mouthed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of mouthed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About mouthed

Time Traveler for mouthed

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for mouthed

Last Updated

15 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Mouthed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for mouthed


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

Kids Definition of mouthed

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!