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mouth    音标拼音: [m'ɑʊθ]
n. 嘴,口,口腔,口状物
vi. 装腔作势说话,高声地说话
vt. 说出,做作地说




n 1: the opening through which food is taken in and
vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
[synonym: {mouth}, {oral cavity}, {oral fissure}, {rima oris}]
2: the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face
and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped
lipstick from her mouth"
3: an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge);
"he rode into the mouth of the canyon"; "they built a fire at
the mouth of the cave"
4: the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water;
"New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"
5: a person conceived as a consumer of food; "he has four mouths
to feed"
6: a spokesperson (as a lawyer) [synonym: {mouthpiece}, {mouth}]
7: an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your
sass" [synonym: {sass}, {sassing}, {backtalk}, {back talk},
{lip}, {mouth}]
8: the opening of a jar or bottle; "the jar had a wide mouth"
v 1: express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This
depressed patient does not verbalize" [synonym: {talk},
{speak}, {utter}, {mouth}, {verbalize}, {verbalise}]
2: articulate silently; form words with the lips only; "She
mouthed a swear word"
3: touch with the mouth

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.
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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.
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Mouthing out his hollow oes and aes. --Tennyson.
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3. To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her
cub. --Sir T. Browne.
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4. To make mouths at. [R.] --R. Blair.
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Mouth \Mouth\ (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth,
mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth],
G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth.
mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil
mouth, muzzle, G. maul, OHG. m[=u]la, Icel. m[=u]li, and Skr.
mukha 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.
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2. Hence: An opening affording entrance or exit; orifice;
aperture; as:
(a) 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.
(b) The opening or entrance of any cavity, as a cave, pit,
well, or den.
(c) The opening of a piece of ordnance, through which it
is discharged.
(d) The opening through which the waters of a river or any
stream are discharged.
(e) The entrance into a harbor.
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3. (Saddlery) The crosspiece of a bridle bit, which enters
the mouth of an animal.
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4. A principal speaker; one who utters the common opinion; a
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Every coffeehouse has some particular statesman
belonging to it, who is the mouth of the street
where he lives. --Addison.
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5. Cry; voice. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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6. Speech; language; testimony.
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That in the mouth of two or three witnesses every
word may be established. --Matt. xviii.
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7. A wry face; a grimace; a mow.
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Counterfeit sad looks,
Make mouths upon me when I turn my back. --Shak.
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{Down at the mouth} or {Down in the mouth}, chapfallen; of
dejected countenance; depressed; discouraged. [Obs. or

{Mouth friend}, one who professes friendship insincerely.

{Mouth glass}, a small mirror for inspecting the mouth or

{Mouth honor}, honor given in words, but not felt. --Shak.

{Mouth organ}. (Mus.)
(a) Pan's pipes. See {Pandean}.
(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.
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The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
--Ps. lxiii.
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Whose mouths must be stopped. --Titus i. 11.
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Mouth \Mouth\, v. i.
1. To speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to
vociferate; to rant.
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I'll bellow out for Rome, and for my country,
And mouth at Caesar, till I shake the senate.
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2. To put mouth to mouth; to kiss. [R.] --Shak.
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3. To make grimaces, esp. in ridicule or contempt.
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Well I know, when I am gone,
How she mouths behind my back. --Tennyson.
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263 Moby Thesaurus words for "mouth":
Brillat-Savarin, Lucullus, access, announce, aperture, arm, armlet,
articulate, audacity, back talk, backchat, bay, bayou, bazoo,
be hypocritical, belt, betray, bight, bite, blandish, blow,
blubber, blue, board-and-roomer, boarder, boasting, boca, boldness,
bombast, bon vivant, brag, braggadocio, bragging, brashness,
cannibal, cant, carnivore, champ, chaps, chatter, chaw, cheek,
chew, chew the cud, chew up, chomp, chops, claptrap,
cock-a-doodle-doo, connoisseur of food, consumer, converse, cove,
creek, crestfallen, crow, debate, debouch, debouchment, declaim,
dejected, delta, demagogue, despondent, diner, diner-out, disclose,
discover, disheartened, dispirited, disrespect, divulge, door,
doorway, downcast, drone, eater, eater-out, elocute, embouchure,
entrance, entree, entry, enunciate, epicure, estuary, euripus,
exit, express, face, feeder, fjord, flesh-eater, flippancy,
freshness, frith, fruitarian, fustian, gab, gabble, gas, gasconade,
gastronome, gate, gateway, gibber, give away, give lip service,
give mouth honor, glutton, gnash, gnaw, gob, gourmand, gourmet,
grain-eater, graminivore, granivore, grimace, grind, gulf, gum,
gut, harangue, harbor, herbivore, high liver, hold forth, hot air,
hungry mouth, idle talk, impertinence, impudence, inlet, insolence,
jabber, jaw, jaws, jowls, kisser, kyle, lactovegetarian, lap, lick,
lip, lips, loch, luncher, make a face, make a mouth, man-eater,
mandibles, masticate, maunder, maw, maxilla, meat-eater,
melancholy, mop, mop and mow, moue, mouthing, mouthpiece, mow, mug,
mumble, munch, murmur, mush, mutter, muzzle, narrow, narrow seas,
narrows, natural harbor, nibble, omnivore, omophagist, opening,
oral cavity, orate, orifice, out-herod Herod, outfall, outlet,
pantophagist, passage, passageway, patter, perorate, pertness,
phytophage, picnicker, plant-eater, play the hypocrite, pout,
prate, predacean, premaxilla, presumptuousness, pronounce, puff,
pull a face, rabble-rouse, rant, rave, reach, read, recite,
reek of piety, render lip service, road, roads, roadstead,
rodomontade, rudeness, ruminate, sad, sass, sauce, sauciness, say,
snivel, snuffle, soapbox, sob, soft-soap, sorrowful, sound, speak,
speak incoherently, speaker, spiel, spill, splutter, spokesperson,
spokeswoman, spout, sputter, stoma, strait, straits, susurrate,
sweet-talk, talk, tell, tongue, trap, trencherman, tub-thump,
unhappy, utter, vaunt, vegetarian, vent, vocalize, voice,
wag the tongue, way, way in, way out, whisper, yap




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