open-mouthed


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o·pen-mouthed

(ō′pən-mouthd′, -moutht′)
adj.
1. Having the mouth open.
2. Gaping in astonishment or wonder.
3. Loudly insistent.

o′pen-mouth′ed·ly adv.

open-mouthed

adj
1. having an open mouth, esp in surprise
2. greedy or ravenous
3. clamorous or vociferous

o′pen-mouthed′



adj.
1. having the mouth open.
2. gaping, as with surprise or astonishment.
3. having a wide mouth, as a pitcher or jar.
[1525–35]
o′pen-mouth′ed•ly (-ˈmaʊ ðɪd li, -ˈmaʊθt li) adv.
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open-mouthed

adjective astonished, surprised, shocked, amazed, stunned, staggered, bewildered, astounded, dazed, confounded, perplexed, gobsmacked (informal), dumbfounded, flabbergasted (informal), stupefied They watched open-mouthed as he drove off.
Translations

open-mouthed

[ˈəʊpnˈmaʊðd] ADJboquiabierto

open-mouthed

[ˌəʊpnˈmaʊðd] adja bocca aperta
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The edges of these bones are fringed with hairy fibres, through which the Right Whale strains the water, and in whose intricacies he retains the small fish, when open-mouthed he goes through the seas of brit in feeding time.
These women, capable of the most sublime emotions, of the tenderest sympathies, were open-mouthed and screaming.
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We have seen them at the first clang of the weapons, turned as it were into stone figures, open-mouthed, all appealing with outstretched arms to Peter; and we return to them as their mouths close, and their arms fall to their sides.
He used to seat himself on a bench under the great poplar in our plaza, and there he would keep us all hanging open-mouthed on the stories he told us of his exploits.
The head of the department did them the honor of waiting upon them himself--or did Joe the honor, as she well knew, for she had noted the open-mouthed awe of the elevator boy who brought them up.
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