Origin of mouthed
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 mouthedutter, express, enunciate, assert, deliver, proclaim, shout, rant, babble, fume, serenade, chant, warble, whistle, croon, hum, wait, intone, convey, communicate
Examples from the Web for mouthed
Contemporary Examples of mouthed
And I just saw him as I was leaving and gave him the thumbs-up and he mouthed, “Thank you,” and that was it.Kevin Smith's Marijuanaissance: On 'Tusk,' 'Falling Out' with Ben Affleck, and 20 Years of 'Clerks'
September 9, 2014
“Kerry,” mouthed the photographer, as a line of security guards formed a pathway under the smaller entryway.Staking Out Kissinger’s 90th-Birthday Party
June 4, 2013
At one point he turned to his lawyer at the defense table and mouthed the words “This is crazy ...”Edwards Staffer Andrew Young Offers Shocking Testimony About His Boss
April 25, 2012
When the couple were finally face to face, William mouthed, "You look beautiful," and a billion hearts melted around the globe.William's Royal Giggle Fest
April 29, 2011
The audience of hipster Hollywood, hoodies at full mast, mouthed the words along.Too Explicit for YouTube
October 21, 2010
Historical Examples of mouthed
He mouthed his words with unmistakable relish, and relapsed into silence.The Night Riders
That is one of the gems of the old humbug's speech, and I mouthed it as it was made to be mouthed.The Making Of A Novelist
David Christie Murray
Amazement swept Alan's face; he twisted, mouthed at his gag.
And I strained at my bonds; mouthed the gag with futile, frenzied effort.
She was in simple earnest when she mouthed her lines about money, money.Gossamer
George A. Birmingham
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