Definitions of tongue

  1. The fleshy organ in the mouth of mammals, used in tasting, and also, in man, for speech; a language; as, he spke in a broken tongue; discourse; the clapper or hammer of a bell; the strip of leather under the lacing of a shoe; the pole o a two- horse vehicle; the pin of a buckle; the point of a flame.
  2. Tongued.
  3. Lingua, the muscular structure in the mouth, attached to its floor; it is the organ of taste, an accessory organ of speech, and turns the food in the mouth, insalivating it, and passing it backward into the pharynx.
  4. The fleshy organ in the mouth, used in tasting, swallowing, and speech: power of speech: manner of speaking: speech: discourse: a language: anything like a tongue in shape: the catch of a buckle: the pointer of a balance: a point of land.
  5. Muscular organ in the mouth used in speech and tasting; speech; language; anything like a tongue; point of land.
  6. The organ of speech and taste.
  7. Something likened to the tongue of an animal, as a promotory, bell clapper, pin of a buckle, etc.
  8. Speech; utterance; a language.
  9. The organ of taste in animals, and more especially of speech in man; speech; power of utterance; fluency of speech; mode of speaking a language; word or words; a people or nation; a point, as of a buckle; a projecting point of land; the taper part of anything.
  10. To chide; to scold; to modify, as sound of a flute, with the tongue.
  11. To talk; to prate; to use the tongue in modifying sounds. To hold the tongue, to be silent.
  12. The chief instr. of speech, and the organ of taste; speech; discourse; power of speech; a language; anything resembling a tongue in its shaps, use, or situation; the projection on the end of side of a board which fits into a groove; the clapper of a bell.
  13. To chide; to scold; to talk or prate much.
  14. An organ on the floor of the mouth, usually movable and protrusible ; any tongue- like structure, as a radula, a ligula.

Antonyms for tongue

artificial language.

Quotes of tongue

  1. All parts of the human body get tired eventually- except the tongue – Konrad Adenauer
  2. In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person. – George Bancroft
  3. I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions. – Omar N. Bradley
  4. The sweetest noise on earth, a woman's tongue A string which hath no discord. – Barry Cornwall
  5. Homer's whole language, the language in which he lived, the language that he breathed, because he never saw it, or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it, in characters on the pages. It was all on the tongue and in the ear. – Robert Fitzgerald
  6. Love's tongue is in his eyes. – John Fletcher
  7. I prefer a kiss that is so much more than just a tongue in your mouth. – Katherine Heigl
  8. A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use. – Washington Irving
  9. The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use. – Washington Irving
  10. An Englishman's never so natural as when he's holding his tongue – Henry James
  11. He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue – Andrew Lang
  12. Allan had come down wanting to do some sort of crucial music and I'd been involved in so -called Art Music and wanted to explore other areas- we were approaching it in some quite tongue -in -cheek ways and we had a lot of fun- we spent more time laughing than playing music. – Jamie Muir
  13. Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue – Charles Simmons
  14. I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue – William Tyndale
  15. We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue at our peril, risk and hazard. – Voltaire

Usage examples for tongue

  1. Tongue Grafting is generally used in grafting on small stocks- seedlings or roots. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  2. Tongue cannot tell how much I enjoy your society, Leila extravagantly assured. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  3. Tongue garnished with tufts of Brocoli. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  4. Tongue it, a Vran!" – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  5. Tongue doughty champion of this women's- war. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  6. Tongue sweet- sour, and red cabbage! – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  7. Tongue must be treated the same way, else boiled very, very tender, skinned before slicing, and sliced paper- thin. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  8. Tongue slight yellowish coating, edges clean. – The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt by Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood
  9. Tongue confused of every nation? – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  10. Her tongue's been hangin' out fer a drink now fer two weeks, an' she's bust loose. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  11. Tongue I could control, heart I could not. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  12. Tongue and pen wield, undoubtedly, a great influence in shaping the thought of the nation and impressing them with the importance of any political measure. – The Constitutional Development of Japan 1863-1881 by Toyokichi Iyenaga
  13. Tongue 's been torn out. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  14. Tongue nearly round, slightly notched behind, and barely free posteriorly; vomerine teeth 3- 3, situated on posteroventral edges of small, transverse vomerine ridges between rather large triangular inner nares; no vocal slits. – A Review of the Frogs of the Hyla bistincta Group by William E. Duellman
  15. Tongue tied and doubly embarrassed by his calm scrutiny, the young lady stood with flushed cheeks, and with long black lashes dropped to hide a pair of very shamed eyes, the personification, in appearance, of guilt. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  16. Tongue may not utter, the unillumined mind may not grasp, that mystery of the Son who has become one with the Father, carrying in His bosom the sons of men." – Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant

Rhymes for tongue