tooth·​brush | \ ˈtüth-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce toothbrush (audio) \

Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

Examples of toothbrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brush stones and settings with a soft toothbrush; then, dip in clear water to rinse or place the pieces in a strainer and rinse under running water. Lauren Smith Mcdonough And Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Jewelry Like a Pro," 20 Jan. 2021 Just spread the toothpaste over the water ring and lightly scrub with a toothbrush after a few minutes. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "How to Remove Water Stains from Wood," 28 Dec. 2020 This extra-smart toothbrush connects to an app on your phone to ensure you’ve getting into all the nooks and crannies necessary. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, "All the best Black Friday deals you can shop at Amazon," 27 Nov. 2020 The battery can last for up to 14 days and each toothbrush comes with a charger and carrying case. Popular Science, "Electric toothbrushes that make great gifts," 1 Oct. 2020 Use a soft scrub brush, or an old toothbrush, to scrub difficult stains. Lynn Redmile, Good Housekeeping, "How to Wash a Backpack in Just a Few Easy Steps," 19 Jan. 2021 That Go with my three children, taking note of the fantastically make-believe toothbrush car and the alligator vehicle and the ridiculous pickle mobile while my kids tried to stall off sleep for another five minutes. Sharon Carty, Car and Driver, "A Spin in a 1967 Volkswagen Samba Microbus Deluxe," 29 Aug. 2020 Upgrade your giftee from their current toothbrush method to this edge tool by Baby Tress. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "42 gifts that support BIPOC-owned brands this holiday season," 16 Dec. 2020 The Soniclean Pro 4800 is the perfect package that includes a charging base and 12 brush heads, while the toothbrush itself has a two-minute timer and four different brushing modes. Tanner Saunders, USA TODAY, "20 of the best gifts under $50 from QVC," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of toothbrush

1690, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toothbrush was in 1690

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10 Feb 2021

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“Toothbrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning your teeth


tooth·​brush | \ ˈtüth-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce toothbrush (audio) \

Kids Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth


tooth·​brush | \ -ˌbrəsh How to pronounce toothbrush (audio) \

Medical Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

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