mouthful

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noun mouth·ful \ ˈmau̇th-ˌfu̇l \

Definition of mouthful

1 a :as much as a mouth will hold
b :the quantity usually taken into the mouth at one time
2 :a small quantity
3 a :a very long word or phrase
b :a comment or a statement rich in meaning or substance

Examples of mouthful in a Sentence

  1. It was a delicious meal. We enjoyed every mouthful.

  2. His last name is a real mouthful.

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First Known Use of mouthful

15th century



MOUTHFUL Defined for English Language Learners

mouthful

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Definition of mouthful for English Language Learners

  • : as much as a mouth will hold

  • : a word, name, or phrase that is very long or difficult to say

  • : something said that has a lot of meaning or importance


MOUTHFUL Defined for Kids

mouthful

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noun mouth·ful \ ˈmau̇th-ˌfu̇l \

Definition of mouthful for Students

1 :as much as the mouth will hold
  • a mouthful of water
2 :the amount put into the mouth at one time
  • Dr. Ziemer was chewing a mouthful of his sandwich …
  • —Oliver Butterworth, The Enormous Egg
  • Take another mouthful.
3 :a word or phrase that is very long or difficult to say


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