Definition of mouthed in US English:



  • 1(of a person or animal) having a mouth of a specified kind.

    ‘a clown's face, wide-mouthed and laughing’
    • ‘Imagine E.T. come to life as a human, all wide-eyed and small-mouthed, head and feet too big for his body.’
    • ‘When our boat floated into Xianren Lake, some red-mouthed birds suddenly appeared and looked us over.’
    • ‘So, dry-mouthed, I begin the interview.’
    • ‘Davy mentioned that someone had recently caught a black-mouthed dogfish, a very rare fish.’
    • ‘At last he forgot himself and gave way to a full-mouthed toothy grin at the exhilaration of sail.’
    • ‘Slim, with the remnants of high-cheekboned and full-mouthed beauty, she was dressed in a leather jacket and baggy pants.’
    • ‘She gazed open-mouthed at the newborn puppies.’
    • ‘For first-time visitors who want the easiest fishing, the large-mouthed bass offer the best chance, and can be found in most of the lakes and rivers.’
    • ‘Michigan's Great Lakes are also home to trout and, when you get tired of those, there's also plenty of perch and small-mouthed bass.’
    • ‘The rest of the ride can be completed in a very relaxed manner, with no chance of a sore-mouthed horse.’
  • 2Having an opening or entrance of a specified kind.

    ‘a shallow, wide-mouthed cave’
    ‘a small-mouthed bottle’
    • ‘The key to creating a show-stopping display of forced hyacinths is to use a large-mouthed container and plant a multitude of bulbs.’
    • ‘Using a small bowl or wide-mouthed glass, cut the dough into small circles to make the mini pizzas.’
    • ‘Pour into wide-mouthed sterilized bottles and seal immediately.’
    • ‘It's best to look for a product packaged in a dark, small-mouthed tube that blocks air entry, because vitamin C is sensitive to light and air.’
    • ‘A black car slowly pulled up to the dark-mouthed cave.’
    • ‘I love small-mouthed vases because no floral arranging skills are required to make them look lovely.’
    • ‘In this form, it can be stored in a small-mouthed jar and will keep indefinitely unrefrigerated.’
    • ‘The plasticity of clay made it an ideal material for forming shapes such as narrow-mouthed vats and storage jars for producing and keeping wine.’
    • ‘Kenyan pottery collectives now produce narrow-mouthed, spigot-equipped versions of traditional clay pots.’