mouth

There are many meanings of mouth, but they all relate to the hole from which you eat, speak, and breathe.

Like the mouth below your nose, other mouths are openings or have something to do with speaking. The opening at the top of a jar or bottle is its mouth. The place where a river meets the ocean is the mouth of the river. It’s called mouthing off when you give someone lip or sass. You can mouth the words to a song without singing them. A mouth (or mouthpiece) is someone who speaks for other people, like a lawyer.

Primary Meanings of mouth

1.
nv
the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
touch with the mouth
2.
n
an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge)
3.
n
the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water
4.
vn
express in speech
an impudent or insolent rejoinder
Full Definitions of mouth
1

n the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge

“he stuffed his mouth with candy”
Synonyms:
oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris
Types:
cakehole, gob, hole, maw, trap, yap
informal terms for the mouth
Type of:
rima
a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts

n 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
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cytostome
mouth of a protozoan
beak, bill, neb, nib, pecker
horny projecting mouth of a bird
beak
beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)
cere
the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds
Type of:
opening, orifice, porta
an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

n a person conceived as a consumer of food

“he has four mouths to feed”
Type of:
eater, feeder
someone who consumes food for nourishment

v touch with the mouth

Type of:
touch
make physical contact with, come in contact with
2

n 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”
Type of:
gap, opening
an open or empty space in or between things

n the opening of a jar or bottle

“the jar had a wide mouth
Type of:
opening
a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
3

n the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water

“New York is at the mouth of the Hudson”
Type of:
formation, geological formation
(geology) the geological features of the earth
4

v express in speech

Synonyms:
speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
verbalise, verbalize
be verbose
Types:
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read
look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
phonate, vocalise, vocalize
utter speech sounds
troll
speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
begin
begin to speak or say
lip off, shoot one's mouth off
speak spontaneously and without restraint
shout
utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
whisper
speak softly; in a low voice
peep
speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice
speak up
speak louder; raise one's voice
snap, snarl
utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
enthuse
utter with enthusiasm
speak in tongues
speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy
swallow
utter indistinctly
verbalise, verbalize
be verbose
whiff
utter with a puff of air
talk about, talk of
discuss or mention
blubber, blubber out
utter while crying
drone, drone on
talk in a monotonous voice
bumble, falter, stammer, stutter
speak haltingly
rasp
utter in a grating voice
blunder, blunder out, blurt, blurt out, ejaculate
utter impulsively
inflect, modulate, tone
vary the pitch of one's speech
deliver, present
deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
generalise, generalize
speak or write in generalities
blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
chatter
make noise as if chattering away
jaw, rattle on, yack, yack away, yap away
talk incessantly and tiresomely
open up
talk freely and without inhibition
snivel, whine
talk in a tearful manner
murmur
speak softly or indistinctly
maunder, mumble, mussitate, mutter
talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
slur
utter indistinctly
bark
speak in an unfriendly tone
bay
utter in deep prolonged tones
jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rant, rave, spout
talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
hiss, sibilate, siss, sizz
express or utter with a hiss
cackle
talk or utter in a cackling manner
babble
utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
chant, intone, tone
utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
gulp
utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly
sing
produce tones with the voice
numerate
read out loud as words written numbers
dictate
say out loud for the purpose of recording
discuss, hash out, talk over
speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
blaspheme
speak of in an irreverent or impious manner
coo
speak softly or lovingly
scream, yell
utter or declare in a very loud voice
holler, holler out
shout out
roar, thunder
utter words loudly and forcefully
rhapsodise, rhapsodize
say (something) with great enthusiasm
speechify
make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality
babble, blather, blether, blither, smatter
to talk foolishly
susurrate
issue soft noises
bawl, bellow
shout loudly and without restraint
place
sing a note with the correct pitch
troll
sing loudly and without inhibition
croon
sing softly
cantillate, chant, intonate, intone
recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
descant, warble, yodel
sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
quaver, trill, warble
sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
treble
sing treble
hum
sing with closed lips
call
read aloud to check for omissions or absentees
belt, belt out
sing loudly and forcefully
descant on
sing a descant on a main tune or melody
vocalise, vocalize
sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
harmonise, harmonize
sing or play in harmony
descant
sing in descant
sing along
sing with a choir or an orchestra
psalm
sing or celebrate in psalms
minstrel
celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels
solmizate
sing using syllables like `do', `re' and `mi' to represent the tones of the scale
chirp, tweedle
sing in modulation
choir, chorus
sing in a choir
sing
deliver by singing
Type of:
communicate, intercommunicate
transmit thoughts or feelings

v articulate silently; form words with the lips only

“She mouthed a swear word”
Types:
lip-sync, lip-synch
move the lips in synchronization (with recorded speech or song)
Type of:
affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham
make believe with the intent to deceive

n an impudent or insolent rejoinder

Synonyms:
back talk, backtalk, lip, sass, sassing
Type of:
comeback, counter, rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

n a spokesperson (as a lawyer)

Synonyms:
mouthpiece
Type of:
interpreter, representative, spokesperson, voice
an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

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