Words nearby tongue-tied
Origin of tongue-tied
Definition for tongue-tied (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), tongue-tied, tongue-ty·ing.
Origin of tongue-tie
Example sentences from the Web for tongue-tied
It is amazing how tongue-tied they get when you present them with irrefutable information.
In fact, the governor does not need much more than a ballot line from the aimless, tongue-tied, villain-rich GOP.How Palin's Resignation Makes Her the True Frontrunner|John Batchelor|July 3, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Other considerations occurring to his prudence had kept him tongue-tied from day to day.End of the Tether|Joseph Conrad
Congressional miscreants are getting so plentiful, just now, that children should be cautioned—or tongue-tied.Great Mysteries and Little Plagues|John Neal
I wish I could express myself as earnestly as I feel, but that is impossible; I am tongue-tied.Juliette Drouet's Love-Letters to Victor Hugo|Louis Guimbaud
Her advice is that a good wife is always quiet and tongue-tied, and does not go noisily about the house.Filipino Popular Tales|Dean S. Fansler
Each was tongue-tied, and they walked away together in silence.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy