variants or less commonly widemouthed
: having one's mouth opened wide
The spectators were wide-mouthed with awe.
… boys snoring widemouthed in their hammocks …Lawrence Chua
: having a large or wide mouth
wide-mouthed jars
a wide-mouthed fish

Examples of wide-mouthed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Millennials will remember the ubiquity of wide-mouthed Nalgene bottles. Denise Chow, NBC News, 10 Feb. 2024 Turn out the rice mixture into a large wide-mouthed microwave-safe mug or soup bowl; for smaller servings, divide it between two microwave-safe mugs. Nancy Baggett, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Much to his relief, Richard Goodman didn’t have to go out in a boat to nab his wide-mouthed quarry. Megan Molteni and Elaine Chen, STAT, 30 Sep. 2023 The ‘90s are back, and brands that millennials loved as children or young adults — Lisa Frank, My Little Pony, Paul Frank with the wide-mouthed monkey face and more — are now banking on their old customers wanting to relive their childhoods through their children. Helen Li, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 But the wide-mouthed shape presents a challenge for the home arranger. Michelle Brunner, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 After trimming your tulip stems at the same height, place them in a wide-mouthed vase all together. Emma Phelps, Southern Living, 21 Aug. 2023 Some of these moments have been captured on video, as things tend to be during a presidential campaign: DeSantis struggling to make small talk with voters; bursting into strange paroxysms of wide-mouthed laughter; appearing to sugar-shame a child drinking an Icee at an Iowa fair. Ben Terris, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2023 But, for those who swear by their own packing cubes and travel pouches, a wide-mouthed weekender is a better option. Molly Harris, Travel + Leisure, 29 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of wide-mouthed was in 1542

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“Wide-mouthed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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wide·​mouthed -ˈmau̇t͟hd How to pronounce widemouthed (audio) -ˈmau̇tht How to pronounce widemouthed (audio)
: having a wide mouth
widemouthed jars
: having one's mouth opened wide (as in awe)
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