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mouth·piece

 (mouth′pēs′)
n.
1. A part, as of a musical instrument or a telephone, that functions in or near the mouth.
2. Sports A rubber or flexible plastic protective device worn over the teeth, as by boxers.
3. Informal One, such as a spokesperson, through which views are expressed.
4. Slang A lawyer.

mouthpiece

(ˈmaʊθˌpiːs)
n
1. (Instruments) the part of a wind instrument into which the player blows
2. (Telecommunications) the part of a telephone receiver into which a person speaks
3. the part of a container forming its mouth
4. a person who acts as a spokesman, as for an organization
5. (Journalism & Publishing) a publication, esp a periodical, expressing the official views of an organization
6. (Boxing) boxing another name for gumshield

mouth•piece

(ˈmaʊθˌpis)

n.
1. a piece placed at or forming the mouth, as of a receptacle or tube.
2. a piece or part, as of a musical instrument, applied to or held in the mouth.
3. one that conveys the opinions or sentiments of others.
4. Slang. a criminal lawyer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mouthpiece - a part that goes over or into the mouth of a personmouthpiece - a part that goes over or into the mouth of a person; "the mouthpiece of a respirator"
aperture - an man-made opening; usually small
inhalator, respirator - a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration
2.mouthpiece - an acoustic device; the part of a telephone into which a person speaks
acoustic device - a device for amplifying or transmitting sound
phone, telephone, telephone set - electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds; "I talked to him on the telephone"
3.mouthpiece - a spokesperson (as a lawyer)
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
spokesperson, representative, interpreter, voice - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
4.mouthpiece - (especially boxing) equipment that protects an athlete's mouth
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
5.mouthpiece - the tube of a pipe or cigarette holder that a smoker holds in the mouth
cigarette holder - a tube that holds a cigarette while it is being smoked
pipe, tobacco pipe - a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
6.mouthpiece - the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly
aperture - an man-made opening; usually small
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

mouthpiece

noun
1. spokesperson, agent, representative, delegate, spokesman or spokeswoman their mouthpiece is the vice-president
2. publication, journal, organ, periodical The newspaper is regarded as a mouthpiece of the ministry.

mouthpiece

noun
Informal. A person who speaks on behalf of another or others:
Translations
سَمّاعَة التلفون التي نتكلَّم منها
mluvítkonáústek
mundstykketelefonrør
edustajapuhemiessuukappaletiedottaja
munnstykkimunnstykki; hljóînemi
mikrofónnáustok
ağızlıkahize

mouthpiece

[ˈmaʊθpiːs] N
1. (Mus) → boquilla f
2. [of telephone] → micrófono m
3. (= person, publication) → portavoz mf

mouthpiece

[ˈmaʊθpiːs] n
[musical instrument] → bec m, embouchure f
(= spokesman) → porte-parole m invmouth-to-mouth [ˌmaʊθtəˈmaʊθ] mouth-to-mouth resuscitation nbouche-à-bouche m inv
to give sb mouth-to-mouth resuscitation → faire du bouche-à-bouche à qnmouth ulcer naphte m

mouthpiece

[ˈmaʊθˌpiːs] n (Mus) → imboccatura, bocchino; (of breathing apparatus) → boccaglio; (of telephone) → microfono (fig) (person) → portavoce m/f

mouth

(mauθ) plural mouths (mauðz) noun
1. the opening in the head by which a human or animal eats and speaks or makes noises. What has the baby got in its mouth?
2. the opening or entrance eg of a bottle, river etc. the mouth of the harbour.
verb (mauð)
to move the lips as if forming (words), but without making any sound. He mouthed the words to me so that no-one could overhear.
ˈmouthful noun
as much as fills the mouth. a mouthful of soup; He ate the cake in two mouthfuls.
ˈmouth-organ noun
a small musical instrument played by blowing or sucking air through its metal pipes.
ˈmouthpiece noun
1. the piece of a musical instrument etc which is held in the mouth. the mouthpiece of a horn.
2. the part of a telephone etc into which one speaks.
ˈmouthwash noun
an antiseptic liquid used for cleaning out the mouth.

mouthpiece

n boquilla
References in classic literature ?
He is a scoundrel who really has this information and who means what he says, or he is a mouthpiece of Miss Vanstone's, and she has caused this letter to be written for the purpose of puzzling us by another form of disguise.
The real truth about a country will never be known till every representative type and condition in it have found their inspired literary mouthpiece.
To make the jacket sit yet more close to the body, it was gathered at the middle by a broad leathern belt, secured by a brass buckle; to one side of which was attached a sort of scrip, and to the other a ram's horn, accoutred with a mouthpiece, for the purpose of blowing.
They have requested me, Madam, to be their mouthpiece.
He unscrewed the mouthpiece of his silver water-pipe, fitted a plain amber one, and passed the pipe to me.
said Huneefa lazily, scarce troubling to remove the mouthpiece from her lips.
The very pipe, in which burned the spell of all this wonderwork, ceased to appear as a smoke-blackened earthen stump, and became a meerschaum, with painted bowl and amber mouthpiece.
Her system was never to answer him at all; and he kept up his shouting till he got attended to --till she shook him by the arm, or thrust the mouthpiece of his pipe between his teeth.
The smoke had a vile taste, and the taste of a thousand infidel tongues that remained on that brass mouthpiece was viler still.
Well, there we three sat yarning away in the beautiful moonlight, and watching the Kafirs a few yards off sucking their intoxicating "daccha" from a pipe of which the mouthpiece was made of the horn of an eland, till one by one they rolled themselves up in their blankets and went to sleep by the fire, that is, all except Umbopa, who was a little apart, his chin resting on his hand, and thinking deeply.
He sat with his legs up on the sofa as if quite at home and, having stuck an amber mouthpiece far into his mouth, was inhaling the smoke spasmodically and screwing up his eyes.
It is a mere toss up whether I shall ever do more than keep myself decently, unless I choose to sell myself as a mere pen and a mouthpiece.