from The Century Dictionary.

  • Furnished with a mouth: mainly used in composition, to note some characteristic of mouth or of speech, as in hard-mouthed, foul-mouthed, mealy-mouthed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Furnished with a mouth.
  • adjective Having a mouth of a particular kind; using the mouth, speech, or voice in a particular way; -- used only in composition

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective in combination Having some specific type of mouth
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of mouth.


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  • Was there "enormous irony" in the fact that Black Power activists "mouthed" these sentiments?

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  • My fingers expertly flipped over the little orange vials as I mouthed the names.

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