Words nearby tonguing
Definition for tonguing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), tongued, tongu·ing.
- to cut a tongue on (a board).
- to join or fit together by a tongue-and-groove joint.
- to reproach or scold.
- to speak or utter.
verb (used without object), tongued, tongu·ing.
Origin of tongue
OTHER WORDS FROM tonguetongue·less, adjectivetongue·like, adjectiveout·tongue, verb (used with object), out·tongued, out·tongu·ing.un·tongued, adjective
Examples from the Web for tonguing
For tonguing, the bit shown in Fig. 2744 is employed, the depth gauge g being adjustable in the groove by means of the slot shown.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
It did sound like a cornet, even to the tremolo and the tonguing.
But the "view halloo" was quickly dropped and the tonguing of the dog was now in short, high-pitched yelps at one place.Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
Don't be afraid to switch a young dog some, to make him learn good from bad, like tonguing track and rabbit.Hunting Dogs|Oliver Hartley
Tonguing and grooving can be used in such cases, but flashing with lead is a simpler process.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for tonguing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for tonguing (2 of 2)
verb tongues, tonguing or tongued
Derived forms of tonguetongueless, adjectivetonguelike, adjective
Word Origin for tongue
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Idioms and Phrases with tonguing
In addition to the idioms beginning with tongue
- tongue hangs out, one's
- tongue in cheek, with
- tongues wag
- bite one's tongue
- cat got someone's tongue
- hold one's tongue
- keep a civil tongue
- on the tip of one's tongue
- slip of the lip (tongue)