Associations to the word «Tongue»

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TONGUE, noun. The flexible muscular organ in the mouth that is used to move food around, for tasting and that is moved into various positions to modify the flow of air from the lungs in order to produce different sounds in speech.
TONGUE, noun. Any similar organ, such as the lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk; the proboscis of a moth or butterfly; or the lingua of an insect.
TONGUE, noun. A language.
TONGUE, noun. The power of articulate utterance; speech generally.
TONGUE, noun. (obsolete) Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
TONGUE, noun. (obsolete) Honourable discourse; eulogy.
TONGUE, noun. (religion) (often in the plural) Glossolalia.
TONGUE, noun. In a shoe, the flap of material that goes between the laces and the foot, so called because it resembles a tongue in the mouth.
TONGUE, noun. Any large or long physical protrusion on an automotive or machine part or any other part that fits into a long groove on another part.
TONGUE, noun. A projection, or slender appendage or fixture.
TONGUE, noun. A long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or lake.
TONGUE, noun. The pole of a vehicle; especially, the pole of an ox cart, to the end of which the oxen are yoked.
TONGUE, noun. The clapper of a bell.
TONGUE, noun. (figuratively) An individual point of flame from a fire.
TONGUE, noun. A small sole (type of fish).
TONGUE, noun. (nautical) A short piece of rope spliced into the upper part of standing backstays, etc.; also, the upper main piece of a mast composed of several pieces.
TONGUE, noun. (music) A reed.
TONGUE, verb. (music) (ambitransitive) On a wind instrument, to articulate a note by starting the air with a tap of the tongue, as though by speaking a 'd' or 't' sound (alveolar plosive).
TONGUE, verb. (slang) To manipulate with the tongue, as in kissing or oral sex.
TONGUE, verb. To protrude in relatively long, narrow sections.
TONGUE, verb. To join by means of a tongue and groove.
TONGUE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To talk; to prate.
TONGUE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To speak; to utter.
TONGUE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To chide; to scold.
TONGUE AND GROOVE, noun. A joint, in flooring or panelling, made by fitting a ridge (tongue) along the edge of one board into a corresponding slot (groove) on another.
TONGUE BONE, noun. Hyoid bone
TONGUE CLACKER, noun. (obsolete) (usually in plural) One who talks a lot with little meaning.
TONGUE CLACKERS, noun. Plural of tongue clacker
TONGUE CLACKING, noun. (obsolete) (pejorative) The act of talking incessantly with little or no meaning.
TONGUE DEPRESSOR, noun. A long, narrow, smooth piece of wood designed to depress the tongue, to allow for examination of the rear of the oral cavity.
TONGUE DEPRESSOR, noun. (less commonly) Any device used to depress the tongue.
TONGUE DEPRESSORS, noun. Plural of tongue depressor
TONGUE IN CHEEK, adjective. Alternative form of tongue-in-cheek
TONGUE IN CHIC, adjective. Alternative form of tongue-in-chic
TONGUE IN CHIC, noun. Alternative form of tongue-in-chic
TONGUE KISS, noun. A kiss in which contact occurs between the tongues of the kissers.
TONGUE KISS, verb. To engage in tongue kisses.
TONGUE KISSES, noun. Plural of tongue kiss
TONGUE LASHING, noun. A verbal rebuke, often severe.
TONGUE LASHINGS, noun. Plural of tongue lashing
TONGUE MAP, noun. A schematic map of the human tongue, labelling which parts are (supposedly) receptive to different tastes.
TONGUE RING, noun. A ring that is pierced through one's tongue.
TONGUE RINGS, noun. Plural of tongue ring
TONGUE SANDWICH, noun. (slang) French kiss
TONGUE SANDWICHES, noun. Plural of tongue sandwich
TONGUE STONE, noun. Stones of distinctive shape, most of which are now considered to be fossilized shark's teeth.
TONGUE TIE, noun. Alternative form of tongue-tie
TONGUE TOAST, noun. An open sandwich prepared with sauteed beef tongue and scrambled eggs.
TONGUE TWISTER, noun. Alternative form of tongue-twister
TONGUE TWISTERS, noun. Plural of tongue twister
TONGUE WORM, noun. Alternative form of tongueworm
TONGUE WORMS, noun. Plural of tongue worm

Dictionary definition

TONGUE, noun. A mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity.
TONGUE, noun. A human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language.
TONGUE, noun. Any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark".
TONGUE, noun. A manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue".
TONGUE, noun. A narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea.
TONGUE, noun. The tongue of certain animals used as meat.
TONGUE, noun. The flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot.
TONGUE, noun. Metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side.
TONGUE, verb. Articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments.
TONGUE, verb. Lick or explore with the tongue.

Wise words

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish Proverb