tongue-tied

adjective \ ˈtəŋ-ˌtīd \

Definition of tongue-tied

1 :unable or disinclined to speak freely (as from shyness)
2 :affected with tongue-tie

First Known Use of tongue-tied

1529


TONGUE-TIED Defined for English Language Learners

tongue-tied

adjective

Definition of tongue-tied for English Language Learners

  • : unable to speak because you are nervous or shy


TONGUE-TIED Defined for Kids

tongue-tied

adjective \ ˈtəŋ-ˌtīd \

Definition of tongue-tied for Students

:unable to speak clearly or freely (as from shyness)

Medical Dictionary

tongue-tied

adjective \ ˈtəŋ-ˌtīd \

medical Definition of tongue-tied

:characteristic of or affected with tongue-tie

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