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tongue

tongue

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhng
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the fleshy, movable organ in the bottom of the mouth, used for licking, tasting, swallowing, and human speech.
 
definition 2: such an organ taken from a cow, ox, or other animal and used as food.
similar words:
meat
definition 3: something resembling such an organ in form or function.
synonyms:
flap
similar words:
lap, ligule
definition 4: power or manner of speaking.
a harsh tongue
synonyms:
language, locution, parlance, speech, talk
similar words:
diction, expression, phrasing, style, wording
definition 5: the language or dialect of a particular area.
She spoke in a foreign tongue.
synonyms:
dialect, language, speech
similar words:
lingo, patois, vernacular
definition 6: a flap of leather under the laces of a shoe or boot.
similar words:
flap
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tongued, tongues, tonguing
definition 1: to articulate (notes played on a wind instrument) by moving the tongue in short strokes.
definition 2: to lick or touch with or as if with the tongue.
synonyms:
lap up, lick
similar words:
suck
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to articulate notes played on a wind instrument by moving the tongue in short strokes.
definition 2: to project or stick out.
synonyms:
jut out, project, protrude, stick out
similar words:
poke
derivations: tongueless (adj.), tonguelike (adj.)
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