noun, plural mouths [mouthz]. /maʊðz/.
- the opening through which an animal or human takes in food.
- the cavity containing the structures used in mastication.
- the structures enclosing or being within this cavity, considered as a whole.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to talk back; sass: He mouthed off to his mother.
- to express one's opinions, objections, or the like in a forceful or uninhibited manner, especially in public.
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Idioms for mouth
Origin of mouth
OTHER WORDS FROM mouthmouther, nounmouthless, adjectiveoutmouth, verb (used with object)
Words nearby mouth
Example sentences from the Web for mouth
Instead, they should hit you with a raw burst of salt, enough to burn your mouth like sour candy.Sunflower Seeds Are the Best Snack for the Anxious Mind|Emma Alpern|September 17, 2020|Eater
Consumers will need sufficient information to decide which vaccine to receive, and they should get that information from their physicians, not pharmaceutical ads on television or word of mouth.6 questions that must be answered in the race for a vaccine|jakemeth|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Intubation is the process of inserting a tube through a patient’s mouth into their airway.How the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing have risen to the COVID-19 challenge|lbelanger225|September 10, 2020|Fortune
I think you’ll see some players using a neck gaiter out on the field that they pull up over nose and mouth.Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has? (Ep. 431)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 10, 2020|Freakonomics
Asking loyal customers to write or record reviews about your company is the best way to grow your company through word of mouth.Networking 101: Why Working Together Creates More Opportunity Than Working Apart|Shantel Holder|September 4, 2020|Essence.com
And of course, Rod, being Rod, goes for it a hundred percent; his mouth drops open and he says, ‘What?’The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But news of the classes is spread mainly by word of mouth, and participants bring along their friends and families.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She has had clients from all over the world, including Ireland and India, who are drawn to her via word of mouth and her website.
The “new civility” promoted by Antoine Courtin expected the mouth to be kept shut when smiling.
She is smiling, a pink-striped hat on her head and a mini rainbow lollipop sticking out of her mouth.Even Grade School Kids Are Protesting the Garner Killing Now|Caitlin Dickson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His arms were growing heavy with fatigue, his mouth was parched, and great beads of perspiration stood upon his brow.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The devi filled his mouth, tore off the flesh, and threw the bones to the three brothers.Georgian Folk Tales|Unknown
(Kirkwood set his mouth savagely) Calendar should have a run for his money!The Black Bag|Louis Joseph Vance
At the mouth of the sack was a fortunate piece of cord, threaded through a circle of ragged holes.The House by the River|A. P. Herbert
Miss Georgie clapped a hand over her mouth, and stopped her.Good Indian|B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for mouth
noun (maʊθ) plural mouths (maʊðz)
- to represent, often inaccurately, what someone has said
- to tell someone what to say
Derived forms of mouthmouther (ˈmaʊðə), noun
Word Origin for mouth
Medical definitions for mouth
n. pl. mouths (mouðz)
Idioms and Phrases with mouth
In addition to the idiom beginning with mouth
- mouth off
- bad mouth
- big mouth
- butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth
- down in the dumps (mouth)
- foam at the mouth
- foot in one's mouth
- from the horse's mouth
- hand to mouth
- have one's heart in one's mouth
- keep one's mouth shut
- laugh out of the other side of one's mouth
- leave a bad taste in one's mouth
- look a gift horse in the mouth
- make one's mouth water
- melt in one's mouth
- not open one's mouth
- out of the mouths of babes
- put one's money where one's mouth is
- put words in someone's mouth
- run off at the mouth
- shoot off one's mouth
- take the bit in one's mouth
- take the bread out of someone's mouth
- take the words out of someone's mouth
- word of mouth