mouthing

[ mou-th ing ]
/ ˈmaʊ ðɪŋ /

noun

the action of speaking in a meaningless, bombastic, or hypocritical manner.
an instance of this.

Definition for mouthing (2 of 2)

Origin of mouth

before 900; Middle English; Old English mūth; cognate with German Mund, Old Norse munnr

Related forms

mouth·er, nounmouth·less, adjectiveout·mouth, verb (used with object)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mouthing

British Dictionary definitions for mouthing

mouth


noun (maʊθ) plural mouths (maʊðz)

verb (maʊð)

Derived Forms

mouther (ˈmaʊðə), noun

Word Origin for mouth

Old English mūth; compare Old Norse muthr, Gothic munths, Dutch mond
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for mouthing

mouth

[ mouth ]

n. pl. mouths (mouðz)

The body opening through which an animal takes in food.
The oral cavity.
The opening to any cavity or canal in an organ or a bodily part.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with mouthing

mouth


In addition to the idiom beginning with mouth

  • mouth off

also see:

  • 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
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.