- 1the opening in the face of a person or animal through which food is taken in and from which speech and other sounds are emitted
- 2the point where a river enters the sea
Using mouth: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "mouth" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She opened her mouth to speak.
The cat caught the mouse in its mouth.
He has a bad taste in his mouth.
The river's mouth is located at the delta.
mouth Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using mouth
to do what one says one will do, especially by providing financial support
If you really believe in this project, why don't you put your money where your mouth is and invest in it?
You have to be careful what you tell her because she has a big mouth and can't keep a secret.
to speak without thinking carefully, often saying things that are rude or inappropriate
He got himself into trouble by shooting his mouth off about the boss.
Phrases with mouth
I really put my foot in my mouth when I asked her if she was pregnant.
a person who talks too much or too loudly, especially in a way that is annoying or offensive
He's such a loudmouth that nobody wants to be around him.
She's been down in the mouth ever since she lost her job.
Origins of mouth
from Old English 'mūða'
Summary: mouth in Brief
The term 'mouth' [maʊθ] refers to the opening in the face used for taking in food and emitting speech and sounds. It also refers to the point where a river enters the sea, as in 'The river's mouth is located at the delta.' Phrases like 'foot in mouth' and idioms like 'put one's money where one's mouth is' are common. 'Mouth' has informal synonyms like 'trap' and 'pie hole.'