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Definition of Mouth


  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. The opening of a vessel by which it is filled or emptied, charged or discharged; as, the mouth of a jar or pitcher; the mouth of the lacteal vessels, etc.
  4. The opening or entrance of any cavity, as a cave, pit, well, or den.
  5. The opening of a piece of ordnance, through which it is discharged.
  6. The opening through which the waters of a river or any stream are discharged.
  7. The entrance into a harbor.
  8. The crosspiece of a bridle bit, which enters the mouth of an animal.
  9. A principal speaker; one who utters the common opinion; a mouthpiece.
  10. Cry; voice.
  11. Speech; language; testimony.
  12. A wry face; a grimace; a mow.
  13. To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth or teeth; to chew; to devour.
  14. To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; to speak in a strained or unnaturally sonorous manner.
  15. To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her cub.
  16. To make mouths at.
  17. To speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to vociferate; to rant.
  18. To put mouth to mouth; to kiss.
  19. To make grimaces, esp. in ridicule or contempt.

Mouth Quotations

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. - Epictetus
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.
Franz Kafka

Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.

Whiskey's to tough, Champagne costs too much, Vodka puts my mouth in gear. I hope this refrain, Will help me explain, As a matter of fact, I like beer.
Tom T. Hall
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Mouth Translations

mouth in Afrikaans is mond
mouth in Danish is mund
mouth in Dutch is bek, muil
mouth in Finnish is suu
mouth in French is bouche, embouchure
mouth in Italian is boca, abboccatura, muso, bocca, imboccatura
mouth in Latin is os
mouth in Norwegian is munn
mouth in Portuguese is boca, foz
mouth in Spanish is boca, desembocadura
mouth in Swedish is mun
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