Definition of mouthful
1a : as much as a mouth will holdb : the quantity usually taken into the mouth at one time
2 : a small quantity
3a : a very long word or phraseb : a comment or a statement rich in meaning or substance
Examples of mouthful in a Sentence
It was a delicious meal. We enjoyed every mouthful.
His last name is a real mouthful.
Recent Examples of mouthful from the Web
Like when San Francisco’s All-Star catcher Buster Posey got a mouthful of third base and a scratch on his chin during an awkward, headfirst slide last August.
But abroad, Mr. Trubnikov said, they were hampered by a lack of recognition by consumers who also found the name a mouthful.
The result: Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers, a mouthful of a title that's destined to be shortened to Survivor: Triple H before long.
That’s a mouthful and the distinction might seem needlessly nitpicky, since these many-lettered cells are derived from embryonic stem cells.
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First Known Use of mouthful
MOUTHFUL Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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