Definition for mouthing (2 of 2)
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
Related formsmouth·er, nounmouth·less, adjectiveout·mouth, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for mouthing
Swift erupts, as they argue while mouthing the lyrics of the song.Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Tay-Tay Scorned|Sujay Kumar|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was mouthing off, Sady contended, and he never said a word about any specific plot to kill Americans.Jury Set to Decide Whether FBI Entrapped Bomb Plotter Mohamed Mohamud|Winston Ross|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If I had an opinion, this would be"—she's mouthing now—"No. 1.
As Obama uttered these words, Justice Samuel Alito was seen shaking his head and mouthing the words “not true.”
She complied, albeit sheepishly, mouthing one that was surprisingly conventional and all-American.
The heavy-headed buffaloes betray it equally with the vultures, the myriad kites, the grotesqueness of the mouthing camels.Incredible Adventures|Algernon Blackwood
Growling, mouthing as though it would try and form human words of menace, it picked itself up and shambled toward Elza.Tarrano the Conqueror|Raymond King Cummings
Mrs. Jones went on with her part, mouthing her lines meaninglessly.The Morning Glory Club|George A. Kyle
In those days every other young man you met was mouthing the great renunciation scene from the Mill Hand.
Mouthing these words again and again, the parson forced his way through the surge in the wake of the buffalo.
British Dictionary definitions for mouthing
noun (maʊθ) plural mouths (maʊðz)
- to represent, often inaccurately, what someone has said
- to tell someone what to say
Derived Formsmouther (ˈmaʊðə), noun
Word Origin for mouth
Medicine definitions for mouthing
n. pl. mouths (mouðz)
Idioms and Phrases with mouthing
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