Definition of toothbrush in English:

toothbrush

noun

  • A small brush with a long handle, used for cleaning the teeth.

    • ‘Reception year children are provided with a ‘brush bus’ containing labelled toothbrushes bearing the children's names.’
    • ‘The personal relevance of the story to children was increased by distributing toothbrushes with reminders to brush after eating.’
    • ‘Gently brush the toes of one foot with an unused toothbrush, soaked in a shampoo solution.’
    • ‘While standing in front of the pile of hairbrushes and toothbrushes, a young man approaches me.’
    • ‘All right, it makes sense that the military gives toothbrushes for cleaning.’
    • ‘Did you ever pay attention to the manual toothbrushes with the elaborate handles?’
    • ‘She then brought out a toothbrush and a bottle of her very own home-made detergent.’
    • ‘On the fifth day the guards said that they had verified the women's statements and brought them clean underwear, toothbrushes and toothpaste.’
    • ‘Use only a wet toothbrush and brush after breakfast and at night before bedtime.’
    • ‘This is usually because they are very difficult to clean with an ordinary toothbrush.’
    • ‘We passed out combs and hairbrushes, toothbrushes, pencils and pens, and dolls and stuffed animals.’
    • ‘Items of hygiene including toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, soap powder, toilet rolls, brushes and combs, cotton wool and first aid packs.’
    • ‘You can use the end of a toothbrush handle to tool the joints and clean the intersections.’
    • ‘Relatives of missing people were asked to provide DNA samples by bringing in toothbrushes, hair brushes, electric razors, and other personal items.’
    • ‘Dentists approve of children's electric toothbrushes because they clean well, but even so, a parent should do the brushing.’
    • ‘I was made to feel a failure because I don't keep old toothbrushes to clean those hard to reach cracks with and was made to feel a fool because I still have a toilet brush.’
    • ‘The aerolatte looks like an electric toothbrush, but with a whisk head instead of a brush.’
    • ‘Clean your appliance by brushing it gently with your toothbrush and toothpaste.’
    • ‘For the overnighter I pretty much took a toothbrush, my hot water bottle and a change of underwear.’
    • ‘These samples were taken from personal articles such as hairbrushes or toothbrushes.’
    broom, sweeper, besom, whisk, sweeping brush
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Pronunciation:

toothbrush

/ˈtuːθbrʌʃ/