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Definitions of tongue

  1. To talk; to prate; to use the tongue in modifying sounds. To hold the tongue, to be silent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To chide; to scold; to modify, as sound of a flute, with the tongue. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. To chide; to scold; to talk or prate much. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. The fleshy organ in the mouth, used in tasting, swallowing, and speech: power of speech: manner of speaking: speech: discourse: a language: anything like a tongue in shape: the catch of a buckle: the pointer of a balance: a point of land. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Muscular organ in the mouth used in speech and tasting; speech; language; anything like a tongue; point of land. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Something likened to the tongue of an animal, as a promotory, bell clapper, pin of a buckle, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The organ of taste in animals, and more especially of speech in man; speech; power of utterance; fluency of speech; mode of speaking a language; word or words; a people or nation; a point, as of a buckle; a projecting point of land; the taper part of anything. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The chief instr. of speech, and the organ of taste; speech; discourse; power of speech; a language; anything resembling a tongue in its shaps, use, or situation; the projection on the end of side of a board which fits into a groove; the clapper of a bell. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. An organ on the floor of the mouth, usually movable and protrusible ; any tongue-like structure, as a radula, a ligula. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  10. Tongued. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for tongue

  1. Tongue doughty champion of this women's- war. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
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