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Mouth appears in the following tongue twister:

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    Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
    Don't eat with your mouth full!
MOUTH is a word made from vertically symmetrical letters.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun mouth:

imaginative writing90.52%informational writing9.48%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun mouth:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb mouth:


Mouth is sometimes a misspelling of months.

The word mouth is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun mouth

What does mouth mean as a name of something?

Mouth is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: mouths

  1. the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    • example: he stuffed his mouth with candy
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonyms of mouth: oral cavity / oral fissure / rima oris
    • more generic word: rima = a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts
    • more specific words: cakehole / hole / trap / gob / maw / yap = informal terms for the mouth
    • parts:
      • dentition / teeth = the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
      • clapper / glossa / lingua / tongue = a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
      • buccal cavity = the cavity between the jaws and the cheeks
      • gingiva / gum = the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
      • roof of the mouth / palate = the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
      • salivary gland = any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
  2. the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • example: she wiped lipstick from her mouth
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic words: opening / orifice / porta = an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
    • more specific words:
    • part of: face / human face = the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    • parts:
      • oral fissure / oral cavity / rima oris = the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
      • lip = either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
      • arteria lingualis / lingual artery = an artery originating from the external carotid artery and supplying the under side of the tongue
      • vena lingualis / lingual vein = a vein that receives blood from the tongue and the floor of the mouth and empties into the internal jugular or the facial vein
  3. an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge)
    • examples: he rode into the mouth of the canyon | they built a fire at the mouth of the cave
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: gap / opening = an open or empty space in or between things
  4. the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water
  5. a person conceived as a consumer of food
    • example: he has four mouths to feed
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: eater / feeder = someone who consumes food for nourishment
  6. a spokesperson (as a lawyer)
  7. an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  8. the opening of a jar or bottle
    • example: the jar had a wide mouth
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: opening = a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
    • part of: bottle = a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; jar = a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles

Alternative definition of the noun mouth


  1. [anatomy] The opening of a creature through which food is ingested.
  2. The end of a river out of which water flows.
  3. An outlet, aperture or orifice.
  4. [slang] A loud or overly talkative person.

Definition of the verb mouth

What does mouth mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: mouthed | mouthing | mouths

  1. express in speech
  2. articulate silently; form words with the lips only
  3. touch with the mouth
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: touch = make physical contact with, come in contact with

Alternative definition of the verb mouth


  1. [transitive] To speak about something.
  2. [transitive] To make the actions of speech, without producing sound.
  3. [transitive] To pick up or handle with the lips or mouth, but not chew or swallow.


Who is Mouth?

Mouth is the Italian artist Luca Fontaneto.

Phrases with Mouth

Phrases starting with the word Mouth:

  1. mouth bow
  2. mouth off
  3. mouth harp
  4. mouth hole
  5. Mouth Music
  6. mouth organ
  7. Mouth-Parts

Phrases ending with the word Mouth:

  1. Big Mouth
  2. dry mouth
  3. Sea Mouth
  4. Dirty Mouth
  5. Dog's-Mouth
  6. Motor Mouth
  7. Potty Mouth
  8. Smash-Mouth
  9. Ass to mouth
  10. trench mouth
  11. adder's-mouth
  12. hand to mouth
  13. hand-to-mouth

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mouth

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Google previewGlossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (2012)

Black Metal by Steven Shakespeare, Eugene Thacker, Aspasia Stephanou

The mouth is a singularity toward such conclusive dialectic, simultaneously a gate and a processing stage in the direction...

Mouth is the organ through which the animal masticates the gustatotranscendental sphere of taste into shreds . . . and ...

Google previewThe Top 100 Drugs (2014)

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing by Andrew Hitchings, Dagan Lonsdale, Daniel Burrage, Emma Baker

Explain that dry mouth is a very common side effect, affecting more than one in ten patients (see ...

Google previewBritish Cinema in the 1950's (2003)

An Art in Peacetime by Ian MacKillop, Neil Sinyard

The Horse 's Mouth is an intriguing oddity which proves that there is more to British comedy films of the 1950s than meets...

In particular, The Horse's Mouth is a fascinating starting point for a discussion of 1950s comedy, ...

Google previewThe Advanced Dictionary of Marketing : Putting Theory to Use (2007)

Putting Theory to Use by Scott Dacko

word-of-mouth effect favorable/unfavorable, or indifferent. Positive word-of- mouth communication can be viewed as the addition of a free flow of information which augments the flow of information provided by advertising. Negative ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Medical and Surgical Knowledge ... By the Editor of the “Dictionary of Useful Knowledge” &c. [i.e. Robert Kemp Philp.] (1864)

MOUTH, THE—The cavity containing the tongue, the palate, gums, and teeth. Externally the mouth is made up of all the muscles of the face, being shut in on the sides by the zigomaticus major and minor, the massetor, buccinator , ...

Google previewNew Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia (2007)

by Sally-Anne Lambert

/ pfikauwae / pukauae Jaw-bone paewai Mouth mfingai / mawhcra / kuwaha / kuaha Lip ngutu [gutu—mouth, sometimes: lips] Fullness about the lips and eyes when a person is angry peru Corner of ...

Google previewFuldstaendigt Dansk og Engelsk haand-lexicon (1824)

udarbeidet efter de bedste og nyeste ordbøger by Christian Friderich Bay

Munding, a Mouth, Orifice .

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

mouth breathing The ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease (2009)

by Anthony D. Mosley

benzodiazepines: alprazolam, clonazepam, diazepam other: baclofen, cyclobenzaprine, tizanidine flurazapam, temazepam, zolpidem, zaleplon, eszopiclone low blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension, erectile dysfunction dry mouth ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rhode Island Indians (2001)

Indians of Rhode Island and Easterns (Sic) Woodlands by Donald Ricky

ten miles above the mouth of said Fox river, thence running so as to cross Sandy creek, ten miles above its mouth; thence, in a direct line, to a point ten miles north of the west end of the Portage, between Chicago creek, which empties into ...

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Quotes about Mouth

my mouth
it can be a
canal to diseases

my mouth
it can be a cannel
to injustices

my mouth
it does not
say anything
eat anything
that may hurt me
and the world

my mouth i
use it to glorify
god and his creation (John Tiong Chunghoo)
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Scrabble value of M3O1U1T1H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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