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English definition of “mouthful”

mouthful

noun uk   /ˈmaʊθ.fʊl/ us  

mouthful noun (AMOUNT)

[C] an amount of food or drink that fills your mouth, or that you put into your mouth at one time: He only ate a few mouthfuls of meat.

mouthful noun (WORD)

[S] informal a word or phrase that is difficult to pronounce or that has a lot of syllables: I've always called myself 'Henny' because it's less of a mouthful than 'Henrietta'.
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