: 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 Lukas Gage as her obnoxious boyfriend Adam; Niccy Lin as sharp-tongued entrepreneur Sophie; Aidan Cheng as her artist brother Simon; and Ed Speleers as Rhys, an acclaimed writer. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 3 Feb. 2023 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

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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 24 Jun. 2024.

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