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Etymology

Old English mūþ

Noun

Singular
mouth

Plural
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  1. (anatomy) The opening of a creature through which food is ingested.
    "Open your mouth and say 'aah'," directed the doctor.
  2. The end of a river out of which water flows.
  3. An outlet, aperture or orifice.
    The mouth of a cave
  4. (slang) A loud or overly talkative person.
    My kid sister is a real mouth; she never shuts up.

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Verb

Infinitive
to mouth

Third person singular
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Simple past
-

Past participle
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Present participle
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to mouth (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To speak about something.
    He mouthed his opinions on the subject at the meeting.
  2. (transitive) To make the actions of speech, without producing sound.
    The prompter mouthed the words to the actor, who had forgotten them.
  3. (transitive) To pick up or handle with the lips or mouth, but not chew or swallow.
    The fish mouthed the lure, but didn't bite.

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