Definition of tongue-twisting in US English:



  • See tongue-twister

    • ‘I rambled along soaring cliffs on the island's north west coast to a former fishing village with the tongue-twisting name of Paleokastrisa, but known affectionately by the locals as Paleo.’
    • ‘It's a contest where both the spellers and audience need an athlete's stamina to survive the 18 rounds of spelling words so mind-blowing and tongue-twisting that last year one contestant fainted.’
    • ‘As I continued south past Jervis Bay, the road passed mile after mile of beaches and national parks, all with tongue-twisting Aboriginal names such as Wadbilliga, Murramarang, Eurobodalla and Coopracambra.’
    • ‘Here, in the village of Grythyttans, stands a collection of more than 20 old houses and cottages that glory in the tongue-twisting name of Grythyttans Gastgivaregard.’
    • ‘Like Scotland too, it has its own tongue-twisting language, remains fervently nationalist and boasts a long line of home-grown heroes who fought for their independence against Roman, Saxon and Norman invaders.’