Mouthed
Mouth Mouth (mou[th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mouthed} (mou[th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mouthing}.] 1. To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth or teeth; to chew; to devour. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; to speak in a strained or unnaturally sonorous manner; as, mouthing platitudes. ``Mouthing big phrases.'' --Hare. [1913 Webster]

Mouthing out his hollow oes and aes. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her cub. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

4. To make mouths at. [R.] --R. Blair. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • -mouthed — / mowdhd/ combining form 1. Having a mouth of a specified type, as wide mouthed 2. Using language of a specified type, as foul mouthed • • • Main Entry: ↑mouth * * * mouthed «mowthd, mowtht», adjective. having a mouth or mouths: »a mouthed shell… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mouthed — Mouthed, a. 1. Furnished with a mouth. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a mouth of a particular kind; using the mouth, speech, or voice in a particular way; used only in composition; as, wide mouthed; hard mouthed; foul mouthed; mealy mouthed. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mouthed — mouthed; mealy·mouthed·ly; mealy·mouthed·ness; open·mouthed·ly; open·mouthed·ness; …   English syllables

  • -mouthed — [mouthd] combining form having a (specified kind of) mouth [loud mouthed] * * * …   Universalium

  • -mouthed — [mouthd] combining form having a (specified kind of) mouth [loud mouthed] …   English World dictionary

  • mouthed — /mowdhd, mowtht/, adj. 1. having a mouth 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. [1250 1300;… …   Universalium

  • mouthed — adjective Date: 14th century having a mouth especially of a specified kind often used in combination < a soft mouthed fish > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mouthed — [[t]maʊðd, maʊθt[/t]] adj. cvb having a mouth or way of speaking of a specified kind (often used in combination): a large mouthed fish[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • mouthed — adjective (in combination) Having some specific type of mouth …   Wiktionary

  • mouthed — adj. Alys. 6125 …   Oldest English Words

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