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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, trap [informal], cakehole [Brit, informal], hole [informal], maw [informal], yap [N. Amer, informal], gob [Brit, informal], kisser [informal]
     
  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
    "don't give me any of your mouth";
    - sass [N. Amer, informal], sassing [N. Amer, informal], backtalk [N. Amer, informal], back talk [N. Amer, informal], lip [informal], backchat [Brit, informal]
     
  8. The opening of a jar or bottle
    "the jar had a wide mouth"
Verb: mouth  mawth
  1. Express in speech
    "She mouths a lot of nonsense";
    - 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: mouthed, mouthing, mouths

See also: mouth off [informal]

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