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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
Yet they were less changed than they had been when told only by word of mouth.
Raffles, and I did not know about you, and there was something I longed to tell you about him, something I could not tell you in a minute in the street, or indeed by word of mouth at all.
In that case, supposing Miss Fairlie ultimately decided on holding to her engagement, my necessary personal communication with her, before I drew her settlement, would become something like a downright impossibility, and we should be obliged to commit to writing questions which ought always to be discussed on both sides by word of mouth.
would fear to paint his happiness in the cold phrases of a written letter, but would wait to tell it by word of mouth.
This omission I now made haste to correct, and, after the manner of green Martians with their beasts, I let him know partially by the weird and uncanny telepathy of Barsoom and partly by word of mouth that we were upon the trail of those who had recently occupied the boat through which we had just passed.
Elinor had just been congratulating herself, in the midst of her perplexity, that however difficult it might be to express herself properly by letter, it was at least preferable to giving the information by word of mouth, when her visitor entered, to force her upon this greatest exertion of all.
Sire, an order is given by a sign, by a gesture, by a glance, as intelligibly, as freely, and as clearly as by word of mouth.
I am empowered to mention that it is the intention of the person to reveal it at first hand by word of mouth to yourself.
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