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.
Origin of mouth
Synonyms for mouth
Related Words for mouthbox, entrance, door, cavity, rim, gate, cheek, lip, orifice, funnel, clam, inlet, estuary, kisser, yap, gob, crevice, harbor, mush, portal
Examples from the Web for mouth
Contemporary Examples of mouth
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
January 3, 2015
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
January 2, 2015
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.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
The “new civility” promoted by Antoine Courtin expected the mouth to be kept shut when smiling.The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles
December 14, 2014
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
December 6, 2014
Historical Examples of mouth
Blow it,” he said, taking off the chain, “my mouth is too full of slime.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
The big man opened his mouth to say something more, then turned on his heel.
They might be waiting now at the mouth of any of these gullies.
Vaguely, from the corner of his eye, he felt that Pop had taken the pipe from his mouth.
Before the cavalcade entered the mouth of the cañon he had some thirty men about him.
noun (maʊθ) plural mouths (maʊðz)
- to represent, often inaccurately, what someone has said
- to tell someone what to say
Word Origin for mouth
Old English muþ "mouth, opening, door, gate," from Proto-Germanic *munthaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian muth, Old Norse munnr, Danish mund, Middle Dutch mont, Dutch mond, Old High German mund, German Mund, Gothic munþs "mouth"), with characteristic loss of nasal consonant in Old English (cf. tooth, goose, etc.), from PIE *mnto-s (cf. Latin mentum "chin"). In the sense of "outfall of a river" it is attested from late Old English; as the opening of anything with capacity (a bottle, cave, etc.) it is recorded from c.1200. Mouth-organ attested from 1660s.
c.1300, "to speak," from mouth (n.). Related: Mouthed; mouthing. Old English had muðettan "to blab."
n. pl. mouths (mouðz)
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