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Definition of tongued

: having a tongue especially of a specified kind often used in combination sharp-tongued

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Nora is a sharp-tongued woman trying to hold down a home in the Arizona Territory in 1893. Ron Charles, Washington Post, "Téa Obreht’s ‘Inland’ is a magical Western you’ll want to savor with a tall glass of water," 12 Aug. 2019 It’s hard to guess whether the sharp-tongued couturier would have cared either way. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "A (Candid) Guide to Celebrity Death Etiquette," 6 Aug. 2019 The first was as Madison Montgomery, a sharp-tongued witch with a killer wardrobe, on Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story: Coven (2013). Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Enduring Allure of the ‘Rich Bitch’," 10 May 2018 Already, acid-tongued criticism of Ms. Markle can be found in The Daily Mail. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "Britain’s Wedding-Mad Tabloids Feel a Cold Royal Shoulder," 1 May 2018 The Gay Bride: Carole Lombard stars as a sharp-tongued gold digger in this 1934 gangster screwball comedy. Chris Ball,, "Steven Spielberg's 'The Post,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 22 Apr. 2018 The sharp-tongued woman with the off-color sense of humor all but disappeared last night. Rhonda Garelick, The Cut, "Stormy Daniels’s Boring Interview Was Actually Brilliant," 26 Mar. 2018 But there’s no denying that this sharp-tongued party girl makes great television. Patrick Crowley, Billboard, "'RuPaul's Drag Race': 10 Queens We'd Like to See on 'All-Stars 4'," 16 Mar. 2018 After 27 years as the voice of Kermit the Frog, veteran puppeteer Steve Whitmire is reportedly saying goodbye to the quick-tongued amphibian. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Voice of Kermit the Frog Is Out After 27 Years," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of tongued

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tongued

: having a particular way or quality of speaking

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