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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The strip offered enduring images of kites in trees, Charlie Brown trying to kick a football, tart-tongued Lucy handing out advice for a nickel at what looked like a lemonade stand and Snoopy taking the occasional flight of fancy to the skies. Mark Kennedy, Chicago Tribune, 22 Nov. 2022 The strip offered enduring images of kites in trees, Charlie Brown trying to kick a football, tart-tongued Lucy handing out advice for a nickel at what looked like a lemonade stand and Snoopy taking the occasional flight of fancy to the skies. Mark Kennedy, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Nov. 2022 Thanks to their sharp-tongued dialogue and increasing absurdity, the Kids manage to elevate a nude gimmick into comedy gold. Jill Krajewski, Vulture, 24 May 2022 During the Trump presidency, Aguilar built a national profile as a sharp-tongued critic and impeachment prosecutor, while also working with Republicans to pass criminal justice reform legislation. Arkansas Online, 4 Jan. 2023 Is the latter ready for an honorable suicide, or is there still some time left for some philosophical debauchery and sharp-tongued lessons? Leo Barraclough, Variety, 20 Dec. 2022 But instead of the hate-spewing backwoods bigot, viewers got a smooth-tongued politician speaking the language of freedom. Eric Herschthal, The New Republic, 8 Dec. 2022 The late Heath Ledger stars as a charming bad boy Patrick, who is persuaded to court the sharp-tongued Kat (played by Julia Stiles) as part of a set-up that doesn't quite go as planned. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2022 Jen remains, thanks to Applegate, acid-tongued and just black-hearted enough to be delightful. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 17 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tongued was in the 14th century

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“Tongued.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tongued. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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