mouthful

noun
mouth·​ful | \ ˈmau̇th-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce mouthful (audio) \

Definition of mouthful

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

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Examples of mouthful in a Sentence

It was a delicious meal. We enjoyed every mouthful. His last name is a real mouthful.
Recent Examples on the Web During the trial, prosecutors played the 911 recording in which Lindsay told dispatchers through a mouthful of blood that he had been shot. Felicia Fonseca, The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2022 Individuals would emerge for an instant to gulp a mouthful of krill, or breathe, then dive and appear minutes later somewhere else. Christopher P. Baker, Travel + Leisure, 2 Mar. 2022 During the trial, prosecutors played the 911 recording in which Lindsay told dispatchers through a mouthful of blood that he had been shot. Felicia Fonseca, The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2022 During the trial, prosecutors played the 911 recording in which Lindsay told dispatchers through a mouthful of blood that he had been shot. Felicia Fonseca, ajc, 9 Apr. 2022 And this is all part of the front international Cleveland triennial for contemporary art, which is a mouthful in itself. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 1 Apr. 2022 An intense and beautiful mouthful of fruit follows—apricot joining grapefruit—with creaminess giving way to savory minerality at the end. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2022 While fighting with Vic with a mouthful of toothpaste, Melinda spits a bunch of foam on his button-up. William Earl, Variety, 21 Mar. 2022 Some of the signs were a mouthful to read for drivers speeding past the Beverly Hills border into West Hollywood, but many cars slowed down to register and honk approval of the protest. Chris Willman, Variety, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mouthful

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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12 May 2022

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“Mouthful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouthful. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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mouthful

noun
mouth·​ful | \ ˈmau̇th-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce mouthful (audio) \

Kids Definition of mouthful

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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