Definition of mouthful in English:

mouthful

noun

  • 1A quantity of food or drink that fills or can be put into the mouth.

    ‘he took a mouthful of beer’
    ‘savor the flavor of each mouthful’
    • ‘Elissa plonked her books on a space beside her and took a mouthful of rice.’
    • ‘Rocky smiled with a mouthful of food and gave a thumbs up, oblivious to his mother, who was frowning across the table.’
    • ‘He put the groceries away, drank a mouthful of whiskey, and fell into a dead sleep that would last nearly fifteen hours.’
    • ‘Yes, in the moment of passion and with a mouthful of Chinese food you said you'd be my shield and sword.’
    • ‘Then he took a mouthful of his drink and then put the glass in my face.’
    • ‘Ideally, no matter how small a journalists' salary, he should not sell his integrity for a mouthful of rice.’
    • ‘Anna dipped her spoon into the bowl and took a mouthful of soup.’
    • ‘During the second I was under I swallowed a mouthful of salt water and got plenty in my eyes.’
    • ‘It's not going to be funny when someone who can't have nut products gets a mouthful of the wrong food and goes into shock.’
    • ‘Mario introduces Lina to Italian food and soon she is filling up on mouthfuls of pasta and Parmesan.’
    • ‘As I came to the end of it I burst into tears, without warning, in the middle of a mouthful of grilled cheese sandwich.’
    • ‘She spooned out a mouthful of the fruit and cream extending her arm towards him.’
    • ‘Korina swallowed a mouthful of food and looked over at Cat as she sat down on the couch next to Matthew.’
    • ‘Adam swallowed a mouthful of stew before responding and I bit my lip not to laugh.’
    • ‘A mouthful of peanuts with some salt and vinegar crisps, that works just fine.’
    • ‘The coffee he would accept, but though he tried, he could not swallow a mouthful of food.’
    • ‘He sat back up and pointed to the sandwich as he took a mouthful of apple.’
    • ‘Pete shortly reappeared with a grin and a mouthful of freshly cooked sausage.’
    • ‘There was a twinge of regret inside of her, but she quickly chewed on a mouthful of salad to take her mind off of things.’
    • ‘I highly recommend against sneezing when you have a mouthful of chocolate.’
    draught, sip, swallow, sup, drop, pull, gulp
    bite, nibble, taste, bit, piece
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  • 2A long or complicated word or phrase that is difficult to say.

    ‘“Galinsoga” was too much of a mouthful for most nonbotanists’
    • ‘In so doing, these writers further increase the girth of their text, pump up the load on their servers, and ensure that the race against mouthfuls of extraneous words will continue until they run out of time.’
    • ‘The title is a bit of a mouthful but don't let that put you off.’
    • ‘I'm not going to even pretend to understand in any detail how this mouthful of an acronym really works.’
    • ‘St Nicholas Fields Conservation Group is a bit of a mouthful, and becomes the Friends of St Nicholas Fields.’
    • ‘Liitoja was definitely on the cranky side a few years ago when he came up with the title's fatalistic mouthful of words.’
    • ‘It's a nice, short word Tory, unlike Conservative, which is a bit of a mouthful.’
    • ‘It was just that no one was willing to replace a pithy phrase with either an ugly acronym or a yawn-inducing mouthful.’
    • ‘Her name is a bit of a mouthful too, so everyone calls her Jen, and she's thirteen.’
    • ‘Maybe it was just a mouthful to say, but that was definitely what she would be saying.’
    • ‘Lengthy mouthfuls of Latin can be off-putting and difficult to remember for many.’
    tongue-twister, long word, difficult word
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Pronunciation

mouthful

/ˈmouTHˌfo͝ol/