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Definitions of mouth

  1. an impudent or insolent rejoinder; " don't give me any of your sass"
  2. touch with the mouth
  3. the opening of a jar or bottle; " the jar had a wide mouth"
  4. the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; " she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
  5. the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; " he stuffed his mouth with candy"
  6. the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water; " New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"
  7. an opening that resembles a mouth ( as of a cave or a gorge); " he rode into the mouth of the canyon"; " they built a fire at the mouth of the cave"
  8. a person conceived as a consumer of food; " he has four mouths to feed"
  9. ( informal) a spokesperson ( as a lawyer)
  10. express in speech; " She talks a lot of nonsense"; " This depressed patient does not verbalize"
  11. articulate silently; form words with the lips only; " She mouthed a swear word"
  12. The opening through which an animal receives food; the aperture between the jaws or between the lips; also, the cavity, containing the tongue and teeth, between the lips and the pharynx; the buccal cavity.
  13. An opening affording entrance or exit; orifice; aperture;
  14. The opening of a vessel by which it is filled or emptied, charged or discharged; as, the mouth of a jar or pitcher; the mouth of the lacteal vessels, etc.
  15. The opening or entrance of any cavity, as a cave, pit, well, or den.
  16. The opening through which the waters of a river or any stream are discharged.
  17. The entrance into a harbor.
  18. The crosspiece of a bridle bit, which enters the mouth of an animal.
  19. A principal speaker; one who utters the common opinion; a mouthpiece.
  20. Cry; voice.
  21. Speech; language; testimony.
  22. A wry face; a grimace; a mow.
  23. To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth or teeth; to chew; to devour.
  24. To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; to speak in a strained or unnaturally sonorous manner.
  25. To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her cub.
  26. To make mouths at.
  27. To speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to vociferate; to rant.
  28. To put mouth to mouth; to kiss.
  29. To make grimaces, esp. in ridicule or contempt.
  30. The opening in the head of an animal through which it receives food and utters sounds; an opening through which to go in or out; as, the mouth of a cave; an opening for putting anything in or out; as, the mouth of a bottle; instrument of speaking; grimace.
  31. To utter with a swelling or pompous voice; to seize in the mouth; as, a dog mouths a bone.
  32. To make faces.
  33. Mouther.
  34. The opening in the head of an animal by which it eats and utters sound: opening or entrance, as of a bottle, river, etc.: the instrument of speaking: a speaker:- pl. MOUTHS.
  35. Opening into which an anima receives its food; opening or entrance.
  36. To utter overloud or pompously.
  37. To speak unnaturally; rant; grimace.
  38. The orifice at which food is taken; any opening or orifice.
  39. The aperture in the head of an animal, by which it utters sound and receives food; the opening of a vessel or of a river; the opening or entrance of a cave, pit, well, or den; instrument of speaking; principal speaker; voice. To make mouths, to distort the mouth; to pout. To stop the mouth, to put to silence. Down in the mouth, dejected.
  40. To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling: to seize with the mouth; to chew; to devour; to reproach; to insult.
  41. To speak with a full, swelling, affected voice; to vociferate; to rant; to make mouths.
  42. The opening in the head of an animal by which food is received, and containing the organs of mastication and of voice; the instr. of speech; any opening or channel by which a thing is received or discharged; an entrance; the part of a river or creek where its waters join those of a sea or other large body of water.

Usage examples for mouth

  1. Turning to the man whose mouth had been damaged he muttered: " Go at him again." – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  2. The little girl opened her mouth to speak. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  3. " Don't-" She put her hand over his mouth. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  4. And here is the life of the Wild: 'Bill opened his mouth to speak, but changed his mind. – Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham
  5. From the expression of her mouth I felt that this would be her last word to him. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  6. He opened his mouth to speak, but Doctor Jim was ahead of him. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  7. I cried, and the faithful animal darted at the fellow with open mouth. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  8. Did you think any thing about Frankie's mouth? – Little Frankie and his Mother by Madeline Leslie
  9. And there was no word which fell from Ontario's mouth which Polly did not believe. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  10. A word from thee- would one open his mouth? – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  11. Perhaps, also, the mouth- " You're a kind man," she said slowly. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  12. I 'lowed you looked down at the mouth. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  13. Viola Green with her pretty clothes and pretty looks had " put the words into his mouth and had taken them out again!" – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  14. Not with a mouth like that. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  15. Don't try to talk with your mouth full. – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  16. Such a mouth, too, and such a gentleman! – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  17. They sent for me, and Modibinne told me, that they were come by Mansong's orders to hear, from my own mouth, what had brought me into Bambarra. – The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805 by Mungo Park
  18. He took the child to her seat, and sat beside her and whispered a moment, his mouth close to her ear. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  19. I saw the last bit of life go up from her mouth blessing you. – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  20. " Ye can," muttered old Dunn'l, " if ye'll keep your fool mouth shut an' your eye on the ball!" – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
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