word of mouth

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word of mouth

n.
Spoken communication: News of their success spread by word of mouth.

word′-of-mouth′ adj.

word′ of mouth′


n.
informal oral communication: rumors spreading by word of mouth.
[1545–55]
word′-of-mouth′, adj.
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Noun1.word of mouth - gossip spread by spoken communicationword of mouth - gossip spread by spoken communication; "the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth"
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
Translations
bouche à oreille
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