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English noun: mouth

1. mouth (body) the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge

SamplesHe stuffed his mouth with candy.

Synonymsoral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris

Broader (hypernym)rima

Narrower (hyponym)cakehole, gob, hole, maw, trap, yap

Part holonymbuccal cavity, clapper, dentition, gingiva, glossa, gum, lingua, palate, roof of the mouth, salivary gland, teeth, tongue

Part meronymmouth

2. mouth (body) the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening

SamplesShe wiped lipstick from her mouth.

Broader (hypernym)opening, orifice, porta

Narrower (hyponym)beak, beak, bill, cytostome, neb, nib, pecker

Part holonymarteria lingualis, lingual artery, lingual vein, lip, mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris, vena lingualis

Part meronymface, human face

3. mouth (object) an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge)

SamplesHe rode into the mouth of the canyon.
They built a fire at the mouth of the cave.

Broader (hypernym)gap, opening

4. mouth (object) the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water

SamplesNew York is at the mouth of the Hudson.

Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation

5. mouth (person) a person conceived as a consumer of food

SamplesHe has four mouths to feed.

Broader (hypernym)eater, feeder

6. mouth (person) a spokesperson (as a lawyer)


Broader (hypernym)interpreter, representative, spokesperson, voice

Domain usagecolloquialism

7. mouth (communication) an impudent or insolent rejoinder

SamplesDon't give me any of your sass.

Synonymsback talk, backtalk, lip, sass, sassing

Broader (hypernym)comeback, counter, rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte

8. mouth (artifact) the opening of a jar or bottle

SamplesThe jar had a wide mouth.

Broader (hypernym)opening

Part meronymbottle, jar

English verb: mouth

1. mouth (communication) express in speech

SamplesShe talks a lot of nonsense.
This depressed patient does not verbalize.

Synonymsspeak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

Narrower (hyponym)babble, bark, bay, begin, blab, blabber, blubber, blubber out, blunder, blunder out, blurt, blurt out, bumble, cackle, chant, chatter, chatter, clack, deliver, drone, drone on, ejaculate, enthuse, falter, gabble, generalise, generalize, gibber, gulp, hiss, inflect, intone, jabber, jaw, lip off, maunder, maunder, modulate, mouth off, mumble, murmur, mussitate, mutter, open up, palaver, peep, phonate, piffle, prate, prattle, present, rabbit on, rant, rasp, rattle on, rave, read, shoot one's mouth off, shout, sibilate, sing, siss, sizz, slur, snap, snarl, snivel, speak in tongues, speak up, spout, stammer, stutter, swallow, talk about, talk of, tattle, tittle-tattle, tone, tone, troll, twaddle, verbalise, verbalize, vocalise, vocalize, whiff, whine, whisper, yack, yack away, yap away

Verb groupverbalise, verbalize

2. mouth (communication) articulate silently; form words with the lips only

SamplesShe mouthed a swear word.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham

Narrower (hyponym)lip-sync, lip-synch

3. mouth (contact) touch with the mouth

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)touch

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