- very appetizing in appearance, aroma, or description: a mouth-watering dessert.
Origin of mouth-watering
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for mouth-watering
Along with descriptions of mouth-watering meals are eye-watering depictions of violence.The Foodie Detective: The Pepe Carvalho Novels by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
October 3, 2012
Colorful tints, eye-catching graphics and mouth-watering images combined and voila, the menu was born!Vintage American Menus
David Lincoln Ross
September 10, 2011
He talks to Isabel Wilkinson about their mouth-watering collaboration—and what's next.Artist Will Cotton Talks Katy Perry
February 6, 2011
From a purely visual perspective, Cotton's art is mouth-watering.Will Cotton's Candy-Coated Dreams
Ana Finel Honigman
November 5, 2009
Mouth-watering Indian food can be made at home in less time than it takes to get it delivered.What to Eat: Indian Dinner
October 27, 2009
It was a superb and mouth-watering close-up, to use the film phrase.
There was a cheerful, mouth-watering smell of cookery on the air, a garlicky smell, with now and then a whiff of spicy wood smoke.A Yankee in the Trenches
R. Derby Holmes
Then followed a list of mouth-watering delicacies, the very names of which we had almost forgotten.Trenching at Gallipoli
Keekie Joe gazed upon this scene of mouth-watering ruin with eyes spellbound.
Word Origin and History for mouth-watering
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