mouth meaning

[ mauθ ] Pronunciation:   "mouth" in a sentence
Noun: mouth  mawth
  1. The opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
    - oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris 
  2. The externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    "she wiped lipstick from her mouth" 
  3. An opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge)
    "he rode into the mouth of the canyon"; "they built a fire at the mouth of the cave" 
  4. The point where a stream issues into a larger body of water
    "New York is at the mouth of the Hudson" 
  5. A person conceived as a consumer of food
    "he has four mouths to feed" 
  6. A spokesperson (as a lawyer)
    - mouthpiece 
  7. An impudent or insolent rejoinder
    - sass [N. Amer], sassing [N. Amer], backtalk [N. Amer], back talk [N. Amer], lip, backchat [Brit] 
  8. The opening of a jar or bottle
    "the jar had a wide mouth"
Verb: mouth  mawdh
  1. Express in speech
    - talk, speak, utter, verbalize, verbalise [Brit] 
  2. Articulate silently; form words with the lips only
    "She mouthed a swear word" 
  3. Touch with the mouth

Derived forms: mouthing, mouths, mouthed

See also: mouth off, oral

Type of: affect, comeback, communicate, counter, dissemble, eater, feeder, feign, formation, gap, geological formation, intercommunicate, interpreter, opening, orifice, porta, pretend, rejoinder, replication, representative, retort, return, rima, riposte, sham, spokesperson, touch, voice

Part of: bottle, face, human face, jar

Encyclopedia: Mouth

[American slang]
n. a lawyer specializing in criminal cases. (Underworld.)
• The guy hired a mouthpiece and beat the rap.
• I won't answer anything without my mouth right here by me.

The radiating end of a horn (antenna, loudspeaker, etc.).

The oval-shaped oral cavity located at the apex of the digestive tract and consisting of two parts: the vestibule and the oral cavity proper. n pl mouths : the natural opening through which food passes into the animal body and which in vertebrates is typically bounded externally by the lips and internally by the pharynx and encloses the tongue, gums, and teeth


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  1. his mouth was open and his eyes bugging.
  2. faber cupped hands around his mouth.
  3. the old man took the pipe out of his mouth.
  4. a weasel ran off with a chick in its mouth ...
  5. her mouth worked and no sound came out.

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