Mouth

Definition of Mouth

Pronunciation: mouth
n.1.The opening through which an animal receives food; the aperture between the jaws or between the lips; also, the cavity, containing the tongue and teeth, between the lips and the pharynx; the buccal cavity.
2.An opening affording entrance or exit; orifice; aperture;
3.(Saddlery) The crosspiece of a bridle bit, which enters the mouth of an animal.
4.A principal speaker; one who utters the common opinion; a mouthpiece.
Every coffeehouse has some particular statesman belonging to it, who is the mouth of the street where he lives.
- Addison.
5.Cry; voice.
6.Speech; language; testimony.
That in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
- Matt. xviii. 16.
7.A wry face; a grimace; a mow.
Counterfeit sad looks,
Make mouths upon me when I turn my back.
- Shak.
Down at the mouth
chapfallen; of dejected countenance; depressed; discouraged.
Mouth friend
one who professes friendship insincerely.
Mouth glass
a small mirror for inspecting the mouth or teeth.
- Shak.
Mouth honor
honor given in words, but not felt.
Mouth organ
a - (Mus.) Pan's pipes
- Shak.
b - An harmonicon.
Mouth pipe
an organ pipe with a lip or plate to cut the escaping air and make a sound.
To stop the mouth
to silence or be silent; to put to shame; to confound.
To put one's foot in one's mouth
to say something which causes one embarrassment.
To run off at the mouth
to speak excessively.
To talk out of both sides of one's mouth
to say things which are contradictory.
The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
- Ps. lxiii. 11.
Whose mouths must be stopped.
- Titus i. 11.
v. t.1.To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth or teeth; to chew; to devour.
[imp. & p. p. Mouthed (mouthd); p. pr. & vb. n. Mouthing.]
2.To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; to speak in a strained or unnaturally sonorous manner; as, mouthing platitudes.
Mouthing out his hollow oes and aes.
- Tennyson.
3.To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her cub.
4.To make mouths at.
v. i.1.To speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to vociferate; to rant.
I'll bellow out for Rome, and for my country,
And mouth at Cæsar, till I shake the senate.
- Addison.
2.To put mouth to mouth; to kiss.
3.To make grimaces, esp. in ridicule or contempt.
Well I know, when I am gone,
How she mouths behind my back.
- Tennyson.

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