mouthful

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noun mouth·ful \ˈmau̇th-ˌfu̇l\

Definition of mouthful

  1. 1a :  as much as a mouth will holdb :  the quantity usually taken into the mouth at one time

  2. 2 :  a small quantity

  3. 3a :  a very long word or phraseb :  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.

15th Century

First Known Use of mouthful

15th century



MOUTHFUL Defined for English Language Learners

mouthful

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noun mouth·ful \ˈmau̇th-ˌfu̇l\

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. 1 :  as much as the mouth will hold a mouthful of water

  2. 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. 3 :  a word or phrase that is very long or difficult to say



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