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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)


Synonymsmouthpiece


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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