Mouthed



[mouth d, moutht] /maʊðd, maʊθt/

adjective
1.
having a of a specified kind (often used in combination):
a small-mouthed man.
2.
having a way of speaking of a specified kind (often used in combination):
a mealy-mouthed speaker; a loud-mouthed brat.
[noun mouth; verb mouth] /noun maʊθ; verb maʊð/
noun, plural mouths
[mouth z] /maʊðz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Anatomy, Zoology.

2.
the masticating and tasting apparatus.
3.
a person or animal dependent on someone for sustenance:
another mouth to feed.
4.
the oral opening or cavity considered as the source of vocal utterance.
5.
utterance or expression:
to give mouth to one’s thoughts.
6.
talk, especially loud, empty, or boastful talk:
That man is all mouth.
7.
disrespectful talk or language; back talk; impudence.
8.
a grimace made with the lips.
9.
an opening leading out of or into any cavity or hollow place or thing:
the mouth of a cave; a bottle’s mouth.
10.
the outfall at the lower end of a river or stream, where flowing water is discharged, as into a lake, sea, or ocean:
the mouth of the Nile.
11.
the opening between the jaws of a vise or the like.
12.
the lateral hole of an organ pipe.
13.
the lateral blowhole of a flute.
verb (used with object)
14.
to utter in a sonorous or pompous manner, or with excessive mouth movements:
to mouth a speech.
15.
to form (a word, sound, etc.) with the lips without actually making an utterance:
She silently mouthed her answer so as not to wake her napping child.
16.
to utter or pronounce softly and indistinctly; mumble:
Stop mouthing your words and speak up.
17.
to put or take into the mouth, as food.
18.
to press, rub, or chew at with the mouth or lips:
The dog mouthed the toys.
19.
to accustom (a horse) to the use of the bit and bridle.
verb (used without object)
20.
to speak sonorously and oratorically, or with excessive mouth movement.
21.
to grimace with the lips.
Verb phrases
22.
mouth off, Slang.

Idioms
23.
down in / at the mouth, Informal. dejected; depressed; disheartened:
Ever since he lost his job, he has been looking very down in the mouth.
24.
run off at the mouth, Informal. to talk incessantly or indiscreetly.
25.
talk out of both sides of one’s mouth, to make contradictory or untruthful statements.
noun (maʊθ) (pl) mouths (maʊðz)
1.
the opening through which many animals take in food and issue vocal sounds
2.
the system of organs surrounding this opening, including the lips, tongue, teeth, etc
3.
the visible part of the lips on the face related adjectives oral oscular
4.
a person regarded as a consumer of food: four mouths to feed
5.
verbal expression (esp in the phrase give mouth to)
6.
a particular manner of speaking: a foul mouth
7.
(informal) boastful, rude, or excessive talk: he is all mouth
8.
the point where a river issues into a sea or lake
9.
the opening of a container, such as a jar
10.
the opening of or place leading into a cave, tunnel, volcano, etc
11.
that part of the inner lip of a horse on which the bit acts, esp when specified as to sensitivity: a hard mouth
12.
(music) the narrow slit in an organ pipe
13.
the opening between the jaws of a vice or other gripping device
14.
a pout; grimace
15.
by word of mouth, orally rather than by written means
16.
down in the mouth, down at the mouth, in low spirits
17.
(informal) have a big mouth, open one’s big mouth, to speak indiscreetly, loudly, or excessively
18.
keep one’s mouth shut, to keep a secret
19.
put one’s money where one’s mouth is, to take appropriate action to support what one has said
20.
put words into someone’s mouth

21.
(informal) run off at the mouth, to talk incessantly, esp about unimportant matters
verb (maʊð)
22.
to speak or say (something) insincerely, esp in public
23.
(transitive) to form (words) with movements of the lips but without speaking
24.
(transitive) to accustom (a horse) to wearing a bit
25.
(transitive) to take (something) into the mouth or to move (something) around inside the mouth
26.
(intransitive) usually foll by at. to make a grimace
n.

Old English muþ “mouth, opening, door, gate,” from Proto-Germanic *munthaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian muth, Old Norse munnr, Danish mund, Middle Dutch mont, Dutch mond, Old High German mund, German Mund, Gothic munþs “mouth”), with characteristic loss of nasal consonant in Old English (cf. tooth, goose, etc.), from PIE *mnto-s (cf. Latin mentum “chin”). In the sense of “outfall of a river” it is attested from late Old English; as the opening of anything with capacity (a bottle, cave, etc.) it is recorded from c.1200. Mouth-organ attested from 1660s.
v.

c.1300, “to speak,” from mouth (n.). Related: Mouthed; mouthing. Old English had muðettan “to blab.”

mouth (mouth)
n. pl. mouths (mouðz)

noun

Impudence; backtalk; sass: I’ve had about enough of your mouth (1926+)

verb

: They jounced and mouthed each other

Related Terms

bad-mouth, bigmouth, blow off one’s mouth, cotton mouth, foot-in-mouth disease, foulmouth, foulmouthed, from the horse’s mouth,loudmouth,motor-mouth,mushmouth, poor-mouth, ratchet-mouth, run off at the mouth, shoot off one’s mouth, smartmouth, watch one’s mouth, zip one’s lip
In addition to the idiom beginning with
mouth

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