AskDefine | Define mouthful

Dictionary Definition



1 the quantity that can be held in the mouth
2 a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it" [syn: taste]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The amount that will fit in a mouth.
    He swallowed a mouthful of sea water when he fell in.
  2. Quite a bit.
    You said a mouthful.
  3. Something difficult to pronounce
    She sells sea shells is a bit of a mouthful to say.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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