mouthful

A mouthful is an amount of some substance that can fit in a person's mouth. If you eat a mouthful of chocolate cream pie, you consume a bite of it.

A mischievous kid might spit a mouthful of water at her sister, while a thirsty athlete might gulp a mouthful of water after her workout. In both cases, the mouthful is as much water as can fit in their mouths. If you're not very hungry for dinner, you might just have a few mouthfuls of mashed potatoes — just a few bites, in other words. Another kind of mouthful is a long, complicated word, phrase, or sentence.

Definitions of mouthful
  1. noun
    the quantity that can be held in the mouth
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    type of:
    containerful
    the quantity that a container will hold
  2. noun
    a small amount eaten or drunk
    synonyms: taste
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    bit, bite, morsel
    a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    sup, swallow
    a small amount of liquid food
    chaw, chew, cud, plug, quid, wad
    a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    crumb
    small piece of e.g. bread or cake
    sop, sops
    piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
    type of:
    small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
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