dentiloquist

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who speaks through the teeth, that is, with the teeth closed.

Examples

  • To add to my mumbling complaint, (for, you must know, I have been quite a dentiloquist,) I have an only sister on a visit to me, who has been alarmingly ill for some time.

    Memoires, by Charles Mathews

Note

This word comes from the Latin ‘dentis,’ tooth, and ‘loqui,’ speak.

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