(1)   The opening of a jar or bottle
"The jar had a wide mouth"
(2)   The externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
"She wiped lipstick from her mouth"
(3)   The opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
"He stuffed his mouth with candy"
(4)   An impudent or insolent rejoinder
"Don't give me any of your sass"
(5)   The point where a stream issues into a larger body of water
"New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"
(6)   An opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge)
"He rode into the mouth of the canyon"
"They built a fire at the mouth of the cave"
(7)   A person conceived as a consumer of food
"He has four mouths to feed"
(8)   A spokesperson (as a lawyer)


(9)   Express in speech
"She talks a lot of nonsense"
"This depressed patient does not verbalize"
(10)   Articulate silently; form words with the lips only
"She mouthed a swear word"
(11)   Touch with the mouth


  1. The opening of a creature through which food is ingested.
    "Open your mouth and say 'aah'," directed the doctor.
  2. The end of a river out of which water flows.
    The mouth of the river is a good place to go birdwatching in spring and autumn.
  3. An outlet, aperture or orifice.
    The mouth of a cave
  4. A loud or overly talkative person.
    My kid sister is a real mouth; she never shuts up.


  1. To speak about something.
    He mouthed his opinions on the subject at the meeting.
  2. To make the actions of speech, without producing sound.
    The prompter mouthed the words to the actor, who had forgotten them.
  3. To pick up or handle with the lips or mouth, but not chew or swallow.
    The fish mouthed the lure, but didn't bite.