Open-mouthed
Open-mouthed O"pen-mouthed`, a. Having the mouth open; gaping; hence, greedy; clamorous. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

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  • open-mouthed — adj, adv with your mouth wide open, because you are very surprised or shocked ▪ We stared open mouthed as the plane came down …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • open-mouthed — [ō′pənmouthd΄, ō′pənmoutht΄] adj. 1. having the mouth open 2. gaping, as in astonishment 3. clamorous …   English World dictionary

  • open-mouthed — index speechless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • open-mouthed — ADJ: usu ADJ after v, ADJ n If someone is looking open mouthed, they are staring at something with their mouth wide open because it has shocked, frightened, or excited them. They watched almost open mouthed as the two men came towards them... The …   English dictionary

  • open-mouthed — adjective, adverb with your mouth wide open, because you are very surprised or shocked: They stared open mouthed at the extraordinary spectacle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • open-mouthed — adj. Open mouthed is used with these verbs: ↑stare, ↑watch …   Collocations dictionary

  • open-mouthed — open mouthedly /oh peuhn mow dhid lee, mowtht lee/, adv. open mouthedness, n. /oh peuhn mowdhd , mowtht /, adj. 1. having the mouth open. 2. gaping, as with surprise or astonishment. 3. greedy, ravenous, or rapacious. 4. clamoring at the sight of …   Universalium

  • open-mouthed — o|pen mouthed [ ,oupən mauθt, ,oupən mauðd ] adjective, adverb with your mouth wide open in surprise …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • open-mouthed — o′pen mouthed′ adj. 1) having the mouth open 2) gaping, as with surprise or astonishment 3) having a wide mouth, as a pitcher or jar • Etymology: 1525–35 o′pen mouth′ed•ly ˈmaʊ ðɪd li, ˈmaʊθt li adv …   From formal English to slang

  • open-mouthed — adj 1. gaping, agape, wonder struck, thunderstruck, dumfounded, stupefied; astounded, Inf. flabbergasted, astonished, surprised, amazed, startled, shocked; awestruck, spellbound. 2. greedy, rapacious, voracious, edacious; ravenous, famished,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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