Definition of agape adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈɡeɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡeɪp//
[not before noun] (formal) Surprise
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if a person’s mouth is agape, it is wide open, especially because they are surprised or shocked He watched the spectacle, mouth agape. See related entries: Surprise Word Originmid 17th cent.: from a- ‘on’ + gape.

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