Definition of "mouth" []

  • The body opening through which an animal takes in food. (noun)
  • The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. (noun)
  • This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. (noun)
  • The opening to any cavity or canal in an organ or a bodily part. (noun)
  • The part of the lips visible on the human face. (noun)
  • The opening through which many animals take in food and issue vocal sounds (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The system of organs surrounding this opening, including the lips, tongue, teeth, etc (noun)
  • The visible part of the lips on the face (noun)
  • A person regarded as a consumer of food (noun)
  • Verbal expression (esp in the phrase give mouth to) (noun)
  • A particular manner of speaking (noun)
  • Boastful, rude, or excessive talk (noun)
  • The point where a river issues into a sea or lake (noun)
  • The opening of a container, such as a jar (noun)
  • The opening of or place leading into a cave, tunnel, volcano, etc (noun)
  • That part of the inner lip of a horse on which the bit acts, esp when specified as to sensitivity (noun)
  • The narrow slit in an organ pipe (noun)
  • The opening between the jaws of a vice or other gripping device (noun)
  • A pout; grimace (noun)
  • To speak or say (something) insincerely, esp in public (verb)
  • To form (words) with movements of the lips but without speaking (verb)
  • To accustom (a horse) to wearing a bit (verb)
  • To take (something) into the mouth or to move (something) around inside the mouth (verb)
  • To make a grimace (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "mouth" in a sentence
  • "When the mouth is very wide, it is called a _Tory mouth_."
  • "Edward -- now as heavy as a cannonball -- and pried his mouth open, staring down his gullet, staring down into * another mouth*, Frederick's mouth, which gaped open, revealing a * third* mouth, George's."
  • "The proposed reversal to _thy mouth speak with his mouth_ (Giesebrecht, etc.) misses the point; surely the captor would speak first."