mouthful mouthful  /ˈmaʊθ ˌfʊl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quantity that can be held in the mouth
  2. (n) a small amount eaten or drunk

Usage(s):

  1. Gradually, the fad died because people were too lazy or too busy with other things to give the required 45 strokes to every mouthful.
  2. Quite a mouthful for an 8-year-old.
  3. It's not just that all of these names are a nuisance to spell and a mouthful to pronounce though they are.

News

  1. Romanian VIPs Join In At Heritage Fest In Niles

    George Costea takes a mouthful of mititei. a skinless Romanian sausage. The sausage was among the most popular foods at the festival last weekend, as some hungry patrons tempted fate by building tall stacks of mititei on their plates.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Journal & Topics Newspapers

  2. How 8 famous writers chose their pen names

    Because Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski can be a bit of a mouthful
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  3. SANDS: A great game honors chess tournament namesake

    "Nezhmetdinovesque" is a mouthful as an adjective, but for any lover of superlatively imaginative attacking play, it perfectly describes their favorite kind of chess. The late, great Russian star Rashid Nezhmetdinov never won a national championship or earned the grandmaster title, but he is revered by aficionados as one of ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. "If I put one more mouthful in, I could've won (in regulation)," Kobayashi said through a translator.
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Takeru Kobayashi Source: USA Today

  2. Asked about the perceived drinking culture in English football, Bianchi said: "I think I am the only teetotaller in the whole Premier League. My team-mates were surprised when I refused a mouthful of beer. They looked at me as if I was an...
    on Dec 28, 2007 By: Rolando Bianchi Source: Times Online

  3. "The brown pelican is known for its fishing displays, plunging headlong from the air into the water and rising with a mouthful of fish," Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said in announcing the delisting proposal.
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Dirk Kempthorne Source: Winston-Salem Journal (registration)

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