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Overview of noun tongue

The noun tongue has 8 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (13) tongue, lingua, glossa, clapper

(a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity)

2. (4) natural language, tongue

(a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language)

3. (2) tongue, knife

(any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark")

4. (1) tongue

(a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue")

5. spit, tongue

(a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea)

6. tongue

(the tongue of certain animals used as meat)

7. tongue

(the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot)

8. clapper, tongue

(metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side)

Overview of verb tongue

The verb tongue has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. tongue

(articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments)

2. tongue

(lick or explore with the tongue) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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