mouthpiece

noun mouth·piece \ -ˌpēs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of mouthpiece

1 : something placed at or forming a mouth
2 : a part (as of an instrument) that goes in the mouth or to which the mouth is applied
3 a : one that expresses or interprets another's views : spokesman
b slang : a criminal lawyer

Examples of mouthpiece in a Sentence

  1. the mouthpiece of a trumpet

  2. He's been acting as a mouthpiece for the government on questions of foreign policy.

  3. The company has hired an attorney as a mouthpiece to answer its critics.

Recent Examples of mouthpiece from the Web

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First Known Use of mouthpiece

1673


MOUTHPIECE Defined for English Language Learners

mouthpiece

noun

Definition of mouthpiece for English Language Learners

  • : a part of something that is placed between or near your lips

  • : someone who speaks for another person or for a group or organization


MOUTHPIECE Defined for Kids

mouthpiece

noun mouth·piece \ ˈmau̇th-ˌpēs \

Definition of mouthpiece for Students

: the part put to, between, or near the lips
  • the mouthpiece of a trumpet
  • the mouthpiece of a telephone


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