Definition of give tongue in English:

give tongue


  • 1(of hounds) bark, especially on finding a scent.

    ‘the dogs spotted him and gave tongue’
    • ‘The unseen hounds gave tongue; the clamor of the beaters grew louder.’
    1. 1.1 Express one's feelings or opinions freely.
      ‘her mother stood behind her, giving tongue: ‘He's got you on the end of a string, that fellow!’’