Definition of open-mouthed in English:

open-mouthed

adjective

  • With the mouth open, as in surprise or excitement.

    ‘open-mouthed astonishment’
    • ‘I just stared at him in open-mouthed shock, then started laughing at him.’
    • ‘I totally lost track of the story because once again, I sat open-mouthed and staring at the perpetrators.’
    • ‘This was evidently a shock; there were gasps and open-mouthed stares all round, and then, of course, it was too late.’
    • ‘I walked off with her, leaving James staring at me open-mouthed.’
    • ‘Some stare in open-mouthed curiosity, others dart in and out furtively under the cover of night, she said.’
    • ‘He could not help but stare in open-mouthed shock, unable to grasp what his eyes told him.’
    • ‘He strained against his captors who were shocked and stared at each other open-mouthed.’
    • ‘Lena simply stared at him across the table, open-mouthed, speechless, to say the least.’
    • ‘I stared open-mouthed at her, amazed and touched by her level of commitment to me.’
    • ‘Elissa's mouth was dry, and she stared open-mouthed at the paper, hardly believing her eyes.’
    • ‘Adam was speechless, resigned to staring open-mouthed at the basketball in his hands.’
    • ‘He stood there, open-mouthed, surprised that she was leaving.’
    • ‘Any triumphalism, filtered through the eyes of a child, is open-mouthed in its surprise and gratitude.’
    • ‘When he got to the bottom of the stairs and saw what they were doing, he stopped in open-mouthed astonishment.’
    • ‘Jack, who was hiding outside, and I began to laugh so hard that Mom stared at us open-mouthed.’
    • ‘Robyn stared open-mouthed; Bob was equally surprised, although he only expressed it by raising his eyebrows.’
    • ‘At the sight of our caravan of motor vehicles, the locals along the road stopped work and gazed open-mouthed in surprise and amusement.’
    • ‘By the end of it, Gabe was staring at me in open-mouthed shock and Isaiah was sitting there, sighing.’
    • ‘Yet the tourists' open-mouthed stares did not trouble the good folk of Marken.’
    • ‘No, I was more interested in staring open-mouthed and horrified at the person standing in the doorway to the den.’
    astounded, amazed, in amazement, surprised, stunned, bowled over, staggered, thunderstruck, aghast, stupefied, dazed, taken aback, shocked, shell-shocked, in shock, nonplussed, speechless, dumbfounded, dumbstruck, tongue-tied, at a loss for words, agape, goggle-eyed, wide-eyed, staring
    flabbergasted
    gobsmacked
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Pronunciation:

open-mouthed

/ˈˌōpən ˈˌmouT͟Hd/