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Definition of TONGUE

  • organ in the mouth, used for tasting, eating, and speaking
  • language
  • anything resembling a tongue
  • to regain one's powers of speech; recover one's poise
  • (of a hound) to bay while following a scent
  • to utter one's thoughts; speak
  • to refrain from or cease speaking; keep silent
  • to lose the power of speech, esp. temporarily
  • tapering flame tongues of fire
  • long narrow strip of land projecting into a body of water
  • movable pin in a buckle
  • metal ball suspended inside a bell so as to strike against the sides as the bell is swung
  • to touch with the fleshy organ of the mouth [v TONGUED, TONGUING, TONGUES]
  • on the verge of being uttered
  • unable to be recalled; barely escaping one's memory
  • mistake in speaking, as an inadvertent remark
  • ironically or mockingly; insincerely
  • a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end organs and small glands and functions especially in taking and swallowing food and in humans as a speech organ
  • part of various invertebrate animals that is analogous to the tongue
  • spoken language
  • static usually unintelligible utterance usually accompanying religious excitation usually used in plural
  • to touch with the tongue (an organ of the mouth) [v TONGUED, TONGUES, TONGUING]