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mouth

mouth

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
put words in one's mouth, mouth off
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: maUth
definition 1: the opening in the face through which one eats, breathes, speaks, and emits vocal sounds, and which includes the lips, teeth, and tongue.
 
similar words:
chop, trap
definition 2: a natural opening into or from a cave, canyon, or other cavity.
 
definition 3: the place where a river flows into a larger body of water.
definition 4: the opening in a jar or other vessel.
definition 5: any being requiring feeding.
The family has many mouths to feed.
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phrase: put words in one's mouth
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: maUth
inflections: mouthed, mouthing, mouths
definition 1: to utter with no conviction.
He is merely mouthing platitudes.
definition 2: to utter in a pretentious way.
He was constantly mouthing his ridiculous ideas.
definition 3: to form (words) silently with the mouth.
definition 4: to gnaw at with the lips, teeth, or gums.
The teething baby mouthed her rattle.
similar words:
bite
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phrase: mouth off
derivation: mouthless (adj.)
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