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Definition of tongued

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Sharp-tongued but kindhearted, Uncle Clifford is a gender-nonconforming entrepreneur whose stunning ensembles rival the women’s stage costumes. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Prestige Drama Where Strippers Run the Show," 5 Sep. 2020 In the context of the story, Michael (Parsons), a screenwriter who drinks too much, is hosting a birthday party for his friend, the sharp-tongued Harold (Quinto). Nick Romano,, "The Boys in the Band trailer gets the Broadway band back together for Netflix film," 2 Sep. 2020 Rose also takes it upon herself to wrangle the increasingly impossible Shirley, an acid-tongued agoraphobe who can barely get out of bed. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Elisabeth Moss Channels a Strange and Brilliant Shirley Jackson in the Crackling Shirley," 3 June 2020 Jack, always the creature of impulse, is immediately attracted to the vivacious Stephanie, a tart-tongued pourer at a tasting room. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Aged to perfection, Alexander Payne’s ‘Sideways’ is worth more than a glance," 1 Apr. 2020 Stacks of research papers have suggested that two-tongued people enjoy a variety of non-linguistic advantages. The Economist, "Johnson The advantages of speaking a second language," 29 Feb. 2020 That’s just one masterstroke in a film full of them: Michael Ballhaus’ ravishing cinematography; a powerfully wistful coda; Wharton’s wry, mannered prose transposed near-verbatim into an omniscient narrator’s sharp-tongued voice-over. Tyler Aquilina,, "Here are some underappreciated Martin Scorsese movies to pair with The Irishman," 1 Nov. 2019 There were episodes, miscalculations and loose-tongued pronouncements, especially late in life, that further humanize Edison’s story. Lee Mitgang, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Genre-bending bio of Thomas Edison is highly illuminating," 21 Oct. 2019 Dodging officials, the sharp-tongued Englishwoman would disappear into the desert; Stark also writes of bluffing her way through borders and into unruly places. Jen Rose Smith, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Travel Memoirs Written by Some of the World’s Most Adventurous Women," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of tongued

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Tongued.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tongued

: having a particular way or quality of speaking

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