1. saliva

noun. ['səˈlaɪvə'] a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches.


  • slobber
  • secretion
  • ptyalin
  • drivel
  • tobacco juice
  • salivary gland
  • drool
  • dribble
  • spittle


  • saliva (Latin)

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Rhymes with Saliva

  • conjunctiva
  • godiva
  • sliwa

How do you pronounce saliva?

Pronounce saliva as səˈlaɪvə.

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Sentences with saliva

1. Noun, singular or mass
Push all of the collected saliva to the front of your mouth with your tongue.

2. Adjective
Let some of the saliva seep in between your lips while they remain closed.