mouth·​piece | \ ˈmau̇th-ˌpēs How to pronounce mouthpiece (audio) \

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
3a : one that expresses or interprets another's views : spokesman
b slang : a criminal lawyer

Examples of mouthpiece in a Sentence

the mouthpiece of a trumpet He's been acting as a mouthpiece for the government on questions of foreign policy. The company has hired an attorney as a mouthpiece to answer its critics.
Recent Examples on the Web Foreign minister since 2004, he is not considered part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner-circle, and is sometimes dismissed by Kremlin scholars as more an apparatchik and mouthpiece than a policymaker. Karen Deyoung, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 Knowing this -- and perhaps seeking to amplify the rift -- DeSantis has moved into the position of Fox's #1 mouthpiece in Republican politics. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 1 Apr. 2022 And to the screen, when a dockworker criticizing Jaskier’s songs becomes a mouthpiece for fans. Dawn Burkes, Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2021 Perhaps ironically, Meadows served as a key mouthpiece in amplifying Trump's repeated and baseless claims of widespread and outcome-altering voter fraud in 2020. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 13 Apr. 2022 That's when Bridges angrily threw his mouthpiece in the man's direction, striking a teenage girl in the first row. NBC News, 15 Apr. 2022 Bridges then swung his arm at the fan's arm and lost his mouthpiece, which hit a girl standing nearby in the shoulder and face. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2022 The user can remove the mouthpiece and just listen to the headphones, which is a smart move, but these cans are huge and look more like a pair of listen-at-home headphones than an everyday commuter pair. Chris Haslam, Wired, 30 Mar. 2022 For the better part of the first half, Juwan Howard's team bit down on the mouthpiece and swung at the SEC tournament champion Volunteers. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 20 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mouthpiece

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mouthpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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mouth·​piece | \ ˈmau̇th-ˌpēs How to pronounce mouthpiece (audio) \

Kids Definition of mouthpiece

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

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