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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web At times, though, the paper devolved into an anti-Mormon mouthpiece, openly mocking the faith’s practices and its practitioners. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Latest from Mormon Land: LDS Church’s same-sex dilemma makes prime-time TV," 22 Apr. 2021 Cruise Lines International Association, the mouthpiece for most major cruise lines including Disney, Carnival, MSC, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, stated last month that nearly 400,000 people have sailed with less than 50 COVID-19 infections. Richard Tribou,, "Norwegian Cruise Line opts to sail Caribbean from elsewhere while waiting on U.S.," 6 Apr. 2021 Next, fit the mouthpiece into your mouth and power on the LED light., "Shoppers Swear By This Snow Teeth Whitening Kit for Brightening Smiles at Home," 25 Feb. 2021 As an art-world satire, the film doesn’t work quite as well, even though the character of Jeffrey makes for an effective mouthpiece for the high-minded pretension of that realm. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, "The Man Who Sold His Skin," 9 Apr. 2021 In her early twenties, Kidjo left Benin for Paris, evading a dictatorship with a stranglehold on the arts that would have forced her to become a government mouthpiece. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, "Angélique Kidjo and Yemi Alade Make a Forceful Demand for ‘Dignity’," 30 Mar. 2021 Simons considered wearing a mouthpiece until a model custom designed for him in recent days didn’t fit his mouth. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Anfernee Simons’ slam dunk win is sealed with a kiss," 7 Mar. 2021 Ta Kung Pao, the Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece in Hong Kong, says he should be extradited to the mainland for trial. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Beijing Tests Joe Biden," 18 Dec. 2020 The Al-Rai newspaper, a government mouthpiece, confirmed that Health Minister Nathir Obeidat had resigned. Omar Akour, Star Tribune, "Jordan health minister steps down after deaths in virus ward," 13 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of mouthpiece

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 May 2021

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“Mouthpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mouthpiece

: a part of something that is placed between or near your lips
: someone who speaks for another person or for a group or organization


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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