mouth-watering

[ mouth-waw-ter-ing, -wot-er- ]
/ ˈmaʊθˌwɔ tər ɪŋ, -ˌwɒt ər- /

adjective

very appetizing in appearance, aroma, or description: a mouth-watering dessert.

Nearby words

  1. mouth harp,
  2. mouth off,
  3. mouth organ,
  4. mouth-to-mouth,
  5. mouth-to-mouth resuscitation,
  6. mouthbreeder,
  7. mouthbrooder,
  8. mouthed,
  9. mouthfeel,
  10. mouthful

Origin of mouth-watering

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for mouthwatering

mouthwatering

/ (ˈmaʊθˌwɔːtərɪŋ) /

adjective

whetting the appetite, as from smell, appearance, or description
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Word Origin and History for mouthwatering

mouth-watering

adj.

1822, from mouth (n.) + water (v.).

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