part of speech: noun

pronunciation: maUth

definition 1: the opening in the face through which one eats, breathes, and makes sounds.

definition 2: a natural opening into or from a cave or other hole.

definition 3: the place where a river runs into a larger body of water.

definition 4: the opening in a jar or other similar container.

  • A peanut butter jar has a wide mouth.

part of speech: verb

pronunciation: maUth

inflections: mouths, mouthing, mouthed

definition 1: to say in a false way.

  • He is only mouthing his apologies.

definition 2: to form silently with the mouth.

  • My mother mouthed the words, “Stop talking so loudly.”

derivation: mouthless (adj.)