(noun, verb)


1. the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge

- he stuffed his mouth with candy

Definition categories: body, rima

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

Definition categories: body, opening, orifice, porta

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

Definition categories: object, gap, opening

4. the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water

- New York is at the mouth of the Hudson

Definition categories: object, formation

5. a person conceived as a consumer of food

- he has four mouths to feed

Definition categories: person, eater, feeder

6. a spokesperson (as a lawyer)

Similar word(s): mouthpiece

Definition categories: person, interpreter, representative, spokesperson, voice

7. an impudent or insolent rejoinder

Similar word(s): backtalk, lip, sass, sassing

Definition categories: communication, comeback, counter, rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte

8. the opening of a jar or bottle

- the jar had a wide mouth

Definition categories: man–made, opening

Sentences with mouth as a noun:

- "Open your mouth and say 'aah'," directed the doctor.

- The mouth of the river is a good place to go birdwatching in spring and autumn.

- The mouth of a cave

- My kid sister is a real mouth; she never shuts up.


1. express in speech

Similar word(s): speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

Definition categories: communication, communicate, intercommunicate

2. articulate silently; form words with the lips only

- She mouthed a swear word

Definition categories: communication, affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham

3. touch with the mouth

Definition categories: contact, touch

Sentences with mouth as a verb:

- He mouthed his opinions on the subject at the meeting.

- The prompter mouthed the words to the actor, who had forgotten them.

- The fish mouthed the lure, but didn't bite.