word of mouth, by

Orally, by one person telling another, as in They don't advertise; they get all their customers by word of mouth. [Mid-1500s]


Nearby words

  1. word for word,
  2. word game,
  3. word of god,
  4. word of honor,
  5. word of mouth,
  6. word order,
  7. word painting,
  8. word picture,
  9. word processing,
  10. word processor

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