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mouth·ful

 (mouth′fo͝ol′)
n.
1. The amount of food or other material that can be placed or held in the mouth at one time.
2. A small amount to be tasted or eaten.
3. A long word, name, or phrase that is difficult to pronounce.
4. An important or perceptive remark: You said a mouthful!
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mouthful

(ˈmaʊθˌfʊl)
n, pl -fuls
1. as much as is held in the mouth at one time
2. (Cookery) a small quantity, as of food
3. (Linguistics) a long word or phrase that is difficult to say
4. informal Brit an abusive response
5. informal chiefly US and Canadian an impressive remark (esp in the phrase say a mouthful)
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mouth•ful

(ˈmaʊθˌfʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. the amount a mouth can hold.
2. the amount taken into the mouth at one time.
3. a spoken remark of great truth, relevance, etc.
4. a long word or phrase, esp. one that is hard to pronounce.
[1375–1425]
usage: See -ful.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mouthful - the quantity that can be held in the mouthmouthful - the quantity that can be held in the mouth
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
2.mouthful - a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
bite, morsel, bit - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
sup, swallow - a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
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mouthful

noun taste, little, bite, bit, drop, sample, swallow, sip, sup, spoonful, morsel, forkful Could I try a mouthful of that?
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mouthful

noun
A small portion of food:
Informal: bite.
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Translations
مِلْء الفَم
loksousto
mundfuld
egy falás
munnfylli
plné ústa
ağız dolusu

mouthful

[ˈmaʊθfʊl] N [of food] → bocado m; [of drink] → trago m; [of smoke, air] → bocanada f
the name is a bit of a mouthfules un nombre kilométrico
you said a mouthful (US) → ¡y que lo digas!, ¡tú lo has dicho!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

mouthful

[ˈmaʊθfʊl] n
[food, drink] → bouchée f
to be a mouthful [name, word] → difficile à prononcermouth organ nharmonica m
I play the mouth organ → Je joue de l'harmonica.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mouthful

n (of drink)Schluck m; (of food)Bissen m, → Happen m (inf); (fig) (= difficult word)Zungenbrecher m; (= long word)Bandwurm m; the diver gulped in great mouthfuls of airder Taucher machte ein paar tiefe Atemzüge; I got a mouthful of salt waterich habe einen ganzen Schwall Salzwasser geschluckt; you said a mouthful (US inf) → das kann man wohl sagen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mouthful

[ˈmaʊθfʊl] n (of food) → boccone m; (of drink) → sorsata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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mouthful

n (pl -fuls) bocado
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