spittle

noun spit·tle \ ˈspi-tᵊl \

Definition of spittle

1 : saliva
2 : 4spit 1b(1)

Examples of spittle in a Sentence

  1. Spittle sprayed from his lips as he shouted at them.

  2. unaware that spittle was leaking out of his mouth while he slept

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Origin and Etymology of spittle

Middle English spetil, from Old English spǣtl; akin to Old English spittan to spit

spittle Synonyms


SPITTLE Defined for English Language Learners

spittle

noun

Definition of spittle for English Language Learners

  • : the liquid produced in your mouth : saliva or spit


SPITTLE Defined for Kids

spittle

noun spit·tle \ ˈspi-tᵊl \

Definition of spittle for Students

1 : saliva
2 : 2spit 3

Medical Dictionary

spittle

noun spit·tle \ ˈspit-ᵊl \

medical Definition of spittle

: saliva


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