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Definitions of mouthful

  1. the quantity that can be held in the mouth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. As much as is usually put into the mouth at one time. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. As much as can be put into the mouth at one time; small quantity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. As much as fills the mouth: a small quantity:-pl. MOUTHFULS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. As much as fills the mouth; morsel. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The amount taken into the mouth at one time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. As much as the mouth contains at once; a small quantity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. As much as the mouth can contain; a small quantity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for mouthful

  1. When you stop to remember that neither of them had had so much as a single mouthful of food since long before Thanksgiving Day you will understand how hungry they were. – The Tale of Billy Woodchuck by Arthur Scott Bailey
  2. Perhaps a mouthful of food would come his way. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
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