from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The amount of food or other material that can be placed or held in the mouth at one time.
- n. A small amount to be tasted or eaten.
- n. A long word, name, or phrase that is difficult to pronounce.
- n. An important or perceptive remark: You said a mouthful!
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The amount that will fit in a mouth.
- n. Quite a bit.
- n. Something difficult to pronounce or say.
- n. A tirade of abusive language (especially in the term "give someone a mouthful")
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. As much as is usually put into the mouth at one time.
- n. Hence, a small quantity.
- n. A statement that has a profound truth in it
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. As much as the mouth will contain or as is put into the mouth at one time.
- n. A small quantity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small amount eaten or drunk
- n. the quantity that can be held in the mouth
Each mouthful is a special treat, bursting with moisture and flavor as you crush the papaya cube with your tongue.
But in the well-made cake, the plums are wisely scattered all through, and every mouthful is a pleasure.
The pulp, a juicy mouthful, is sweet, and melts away in the mouth, leaving a single stone.
I’ve always had a healthy handful, (any more than a handful or a mouthful is waste anyway … or so I’ve been told) but pregnant and nursing they get way out of hand. (ha ha) Now that my third and last child will probably be weaning soon, I expect the girls to travel even further south.
The irrational fear that we don’t know where our next mouthful is coming from may make us hoard or overeat.
People find my first name a mouthful but generally like it.
There is yet another fiber network, called a mouthful SEA-ME-WE-4, is being constructed to serve the booming Asian demand for bandwidth.
A mouthful, that is, of nothing over which a blessing must be pronounced.
No one can rid thee of that mouthful, which is as thy evil words returned to choke thee!
The Americans, who seem to know the value of time, generally get up and decamp immediately after the last mouthful, which is perhaps a sensible plan.