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[wahyd-mouth d, -moutht]
  1. (of a person, object, body of water, etc.) having a mouth that is wide: a widemouthed river.
  2. (of a person) having the mouth opened wide, as in astonishment or horror.
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Origin of widemouthed

First recorded in 1585–95; wide + mouth + -ed3
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for widemouthed

Historical Examples of widemouthed

  • Even Lauzanne seemed lifted out of his usual lethargy, and, widemouthed, was pulling Allis out of the saddle.


    W. A. Fraser

  • The crouching giant looked up at him with a widemouthed grin.

    In the Morning of Time

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • If the "hpurui, water jug" was handled, it would show that handled jugs were called by the same name as widemouthed jars, hpurui.

    Mohave Pottery

    Alfred L. Kroeber