word of mouth
- informal oral communication: The rumor spread rapidly by word of mouth.
Origin of word of mouth
First recorded in 1545–55
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Examples from the Web for word of mouth
But word-of-mouth and changing times soon made it a classic.The Catch in “Catch-22”
September 4, 2011
Through databases and word-of-mouth, everyone was fairly aware of who they were working with.Porn’s New HIV Problem
September 2, 2011
Word-of-mouth should be strong and this movie is likely to have what the industry calls “legs.”Is Star Trek Now Cool?
May 7, 2009
Ibrhm; matters were sent also by word-of-mouth; and he was given leave to go.
This will be an unceremonious summary of a word-of-mouth message.
But it was by word-of-mouth invitation that I was in her kitchen yesterday morning.The Little Lady of the Big House
Bn Shaikh is well-apprized of word-of-mouth matters, and will inform thee of them.
Word-of-mouth publicity accounts for the gradual steady growth in the use of the rooms.The Library and Society