munch

verb
\ ˈmənch How to pronounce munch (audio) \
munched; munching; munches

Definition of munch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: to eat with a chewing action many a mouthful is munched in private— Washington Irving also : to snack on drank coffee and munched homemade cookies — Lady Bird Johnson

intransitive verb

: to eat or chew something also : snack usually used with on

Munch

biographical name (1)
\ ˈmu̇nch How to pronounce Munch (audio) , ˈmᵫnch How to pronounce Munch (audio) \

Definition of Munch (Entry 2 of 3)

Charles 1891–1968 Alsatian-born conductor

Munch

biographical name (2)
\ ˈmu̇ŋk How to pronounce Munch (audio) \

Definition of Munch (Entry 3 of 3)

Edvard 1863–1944 Norwegian painter

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Other Words from munch

Verb

muncher noun

Examples of munch in a Sentence

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Hopkins led the way, inviting us to munch on sourwood leaves or horse mint. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Introducing Blackberry Mountain, the Idyllic New Resort from Blackberry Farm," 11 Feb. 2019 Check out the story a Nevada county commissioner told Congress last year: A rancher with a grazing permit asked BLM if livestock could stick around a few weeks longer to munch plant growth that made the area seem especially flammable. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Sage Grouse Sanity, At Last," 13 Dec. 2018 Villagers would gather on Wednesday nights to munch on popcorn and watch movies projected onto a sheet. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "‘The Property’: A family’s getaway cabin defined its dreams, until a tragic Sunday morning," 24 Sep. 2018 Funny animations show gorillas munching on leaves while gossiping about their encounter with the pith-helmeted explorer. New York Times, "Don’t Try to Catch a Komodo Dragon — Unless You’re David Attenborough," 29 May 2018 Rabbits love to munch on everything from broccoli and beans to pansies and petunias. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "How to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden," 30 Jan. 2019 The researchers used Keck to look at these bursts, hoping to view supermassive black holes munching on matter. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Galaxy mergers hide ravenous supermassive black holes," 14 Nov. 2018 Animals that frequent the area include: Javelinas: Packs of these pig-like creatures can be spotted crossing the road or munching on prickly pear cacti, to the chagrin of Scottsdale gardeners. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "A Desert Home Design Inspired by Paperweights," 8 Nov. 2018 Audrey posted a few cute moments on her Instagram Stories, below, which featured the toddler wearing an adorable flower crown and munching on her birthday cake. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "Audrey and Jeremy Roloff Had the Most Beautiful First Birthday Party for Their Daughter," 10 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of munch

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for munch

Verb

Middle English monchen, probably of imitative origin

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The first known use of munch was in the 14th century

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munch

verb

English Language Learners Definition of munch

: to chew or eat (something) especially in a noisy way

munch

verb
\ ˈmənch How to pronounce munch (audio) \
munched; munching

Kids Definition of munch

: to eat or chew especially with a crunching sound

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