Mouthful

  • 1 mouthful — ► NOUN 1) a quantity of food or drink that fills or can be put in the mouth. 2) a long or complicated word or phrase. ● give someone a mouthful Cf. ↑give someone a mouthful …

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  • 2 Mouthful — Mouth ful, n.; pl. {Mouthfuls}. 1. As much as is usually put into the mouth at one time. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, a small quantity. [1913 Webster] 3. A statement that has a profound truth in it; as, you said a mouthful! [informal] [PJC] …

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  • 3 mouthful — [mouth′fool΄] n. pl. mouthfuls 1. as much as the mouth can hold 2. as much as is usually taken into the mouth at one time 3. a small amount, esp. of food 4. Informal a long word or group of words hard to say 5. Slang a pertinent, important, or… …

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  • 4 mouthful — (n.) 1520s, as much as a mouth can hold, from MOUTH (Cf. mouth) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful). Meaning a lot to say is from 1748 …

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  • 5 mouthful — has the plural form mouthfuls. See ful …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 mouthful — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ huge, large ▪ first, last VERB + MOUTHFUL ▪ drink, eat, gulp, gulp …

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  • 7 mouthful — mouth|ful [ˈmauθful] n 1.) an amount of food or drink that you put into your mouth at one time ▪ Michael told his story between mouthfuls. mouthful of ▪ Betty drank a mouthful of beer. ▪ He took a mouthful of his pudding. 2.) (a bit of) a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 mouthful — [[t]ma͟ʊθfʊl[/t]] mouthfuls 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A mouthful of drink or food is the amount that you put or have in your mouth. She gulped down a mouthful of coffee... Chew each mouthful fully before the next bite. 2) N SING: a N If you describe …

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  • 9 mouthful — noun (C) 1 an amount of food or drink that you put into your mouth at one time: That was a great steak! I enjoyed every mouthful. 2 a mouthful informal a long word or phrase that is difficult to say: Her real name is a bit of a mouthful, so we… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 mouthful */ — UK [ˈmaʊθfʊl] / US noun [countable] Word forms mouthful : singular mouthful plural mouthfuls 1) an amount of food or drink that you put in your mouth at one time 2) informal a word or phrase that is very long or hard to pronounce His full name is …

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  • 11 mouthful — mouth|ful [ mauθful ] noun count * 1. ) an amount of food or drink that you put in your mouth at one time: The food was delicious, and I enjoyed every mouthful. 2. ) INFORMAL a word or phrase that is very long or hard to pronounce: His full name… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 mouthful — 1. n. a true statement. □ You said a mouthful, and I agree. □ That is a mouthful, and I know it took courage to say it. 2. n. a tirade. □ Paul really gave me a mouthful. I didn’t know I hurt his feelings. □ …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 13 mouthful — noun 1) a mouthful of pizza Syn: bite, nibble, taste, bit, piece; spoonful, forkful 2) a mouthful of beer Syn: sip, swallow, drop, gulp, slug; informal swig …

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  • 14 mouthful — n. (colloq.) something true to say a mouthful * * * [ maʊθf(ə)l] (colloq.) [ something true ] to say a mouthful …

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  • 15 mouthful — See: SAY A MOUTHFUL …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 16 mouthful — See: SAY A MOUTHFUL …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 17 mouthful — /mowth fool /, n., pl. mouthfuls. 1. the amount a mouth can hold. 2. the amount taken into the mouth at one time. 3. a small quantity. 4. Informal. a spoken remark of great truth, relevance, effectiveness, etc.: You said a mouthful! 5. a long… …

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  • 18 mouthful — noun a) The amount that will fit in a mouth. Tony, Im the executive director of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Strategic Homeland Intelligence, Enforcement, and Logistics Division, explained Fury.Tony nodded. Want a tip? Fire your namer of things, because… …

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  • 19 mouthful — See: say a mouthful …

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  • 20 mouthful — noun (plural mouthfuls) 1》 a quantity of food or drink that fills or can be put in the mouth. 2》 a long or complicated word or phrase. Phrases give someone a mouthful Brit. informal talk to someone in an angry or abusive way …

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