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Definition of mouth verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    mouth

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//maʊð//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//maʊð//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mouth
    BrE BrE//maʊð//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//maʊð//
     
    he / she / it mouths
    BrE BrE//maʊðz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//maʊðz//
     
    past simple mouthed
    BrE BrE//maʊðd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//maʊðd//
     
    past participle mouthed
    BrE BrE//maʊðd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//maʊðd//
     
    -ing form mouthing
    BrE BrE//ˈmaʊðɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaʊðɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1mouth something | + speech to move your lips as if you were saying something, but without making a sound He mouthed a few obscenities at us and then moved off.
  2. 2mouth something | + speech (disapproving) to say something that you do not really feel, believe or understand They're just mouthing empty slogans.
  3. Word Origin Old English mūth, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch mond and German Mund, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin mentum ‘chin’. Phrasal Verbsmouth off
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mouth