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Definition of "mouthful" [mouth•ful]

  • The amount of food or other material that can be placed or held in the mouth at one time. (noun)
  • A small amount to be tasted or eaten. (noun)
  • A long word, name, or phrase that is difficult to pronounce. (noun)
  • An important or perceptive remark: You said a mouthful! (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.

Use "mouthful" in a sentence
  • "Each mouthful is a special treat, bursting with moisture and flavor as you crush the papaya cube with your tongue."
  • "But in the well-made cake, the plums are wisely scattered all through, and every mouthful is a pleasure."
  • "The pulp, a juicy mouthful, is sweet, and melts away in the mouth, leaving a single stone."