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Definition of tongued

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

Examples of tongued in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s the kind of typically sharp-tongued retort the family knew to expect from Philip. Marie Claire, 18 Sep. 2021 The lawyer and media personality is a sharp-tongued provocateur, for sure. Steve Lopez Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 14 Aug. 2021 However, playing his senile yet still tart-tongued grandmother, Leachman lends the film a certain unforced gravitas that provides compensational rewards. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 14 Aug. 2021 That coalition rallied against Turner, an unapologetically sharp-tongued progressive activist and former state senator who campaigned as a disrupter of the political status quo., 4 Aug. 2021 Elegant, sharp-tongued Audrey (Emily Lind), whose mother (Laura Benanti) is also a big-time fashion designer, seems like Blair’s heir apparent. Fawnia Soo Hoo,, 7 July 2021 Rom was gentle, kind, quick-witted, and sharp tongued. Bon Appétit, 2 July 2021 An actor and singer who mostly worked on the small screen, Naya Rivera was best known for her groundbreaking turn as Santana Lopez, a fierce and sharp-tongued cheerleader who was one of few gay characters seen on primetime TV. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2021 Among the cast, Vera Farmiga steps in as younger Livia Soprano, the acid-tongued dysfunctional parent memorably played by Nancy Marchand in the original series. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of tongued

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2021

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“Tongued.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tongued

: having a particular way or quality of speaking


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