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[ mouthd, moutht ]


  1. having a mouth of a specified kind (often used in combination):

    a small-mouthed man.

  2. having a way of speaking of a specified kind (often used in combination):

    a mealy-mouthed speaker; a loud-mouthed brat.

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Other Words From

  • un·mouthed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of mouthed1

1250–1300; Middle English. See mouth, -ed 3

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Example Sentences

This was the Founding Fathers’ infamous mealy-mouthed compromise between those states with a large number of enslaved persons and those states where relatively few lived.

They sit for hours in tight quarters—often indoors—yelling in open-mouthed excitement.

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I was suddenly in a dream state, suspended, watching myself stare open-mouthed at Jim.

A wide, toothy, open-mouthed smile is etched across his face as he’s surrounded by teammates and the Brigade of Midshipmen, celebrating the victory.

In 2010, a big-mouthed judge named DeAnn Salcido resigned in 2010 after getting in trouble.

Malcolm Tucker, a foul-mouthed political advisor, was the role that turned Capaldi into a household name in Britain.

Foul-mouthed chauvinist who flirted with chicks in a hot tub or celebrity-friendly sociopolitical satirist?

Playing the foul-mouthed bad character will become as predictable and counter-intuitive as a playing a thousand Joeys.

However, these “potty-mouthed princesses” curse like proverbial sailors to prove a point.

And I just saw him as I was leaving and gave him the thumbs-up and he mouthed, “Thank you,” and that was it.

The musician assumed a position of open-mouthed wonder, gazing steadily at the visitor.

"But I must see her," Eloise said, alighting first and brushing past him, while he stood open-mouthed with surprise.

Riggleton looked at him with open-mouthed wonder, evidently staggered that Faversham was taking the matter so calmly.

The sight did wonders to clear his head; he stood open-mouthed, with his heart beating.

“Your husband will not let you; he would not like it,” I said in my haste, while Mrs. Dyke sat in open-mouthed amazement.