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1. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity.

Synonyms

  • mouth
  • rima oris
  • pharynx
  • oral cavity
  • organ
  • throat
  • lingua
  • taste bud
  • glossa
  • gustatory organ
  • clapper
  • oral fissure
  • articulator

Antonyms

  • roughen
  • inactivity
  • overact
  • underact

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Tongue

  • overhung
  • mcclung
  • unsung
  • strung
  • sprung
  • nueyung
  • swung
  • stung
  • slung
  • myung
  • kyung
  • hsiung
  • flung
  • clung
  • among
  • yung
  • young
  • wrung
  • tung
  • sung
  • rung
  • pung
  • phung
  • lung
  • kung
  • junge
  • hung
  • gung
  • fung
  • dung

How do you pronounce tongue?

Pronounce tongue as təŋ.

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How do you spell tongue? Is it tounge ?

A common misspelling of tongue is tounge

Example sentences of the word tongue


1. Noun, singular or mass
You might even find yourself biting your tongue more often because it is so swollen.

Quotes containing the word tongue


1. Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier, Maud Muller - Pamphlet

2. You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.
- C. JoyBell C.

3. My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.
- William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

2. tongue-in-cheek

adjective. cleverly amusing in tone.

Synonyms

  • bantering
  • humourous
  • facetious

Antonyms

  • displeasing
  • unfunny
  • sobersided
  • unhumorous

3. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language.

Synonyms

  • natural language
  • Khoisan language
  • Afroasiatic language
  • Eskimo-Aleut language
  • Munda-Mon-Khmer
  • Eskimo-Aleut
  • Caucasian
  • Nilo-Saharan language
  • Chukchi
  • Dravidian
  • mother tongue
  • Sino-Tibetan language
  • Caucasian language
  • Chukchi language
  • Austro-Asiatic
  • Papuan
  • Austronesian
  • Cassite
  • Afroasiatic
  • Ural-Altaic
  • first language
  • maternal language
  • Niger-Kordofanian
  • Elamite
  • Sino-Tibetan
  • Indian
  • Austronesian language
  • Afrasian language
  • Afro-Asiatic
  • Susian
  • Indo-Hittite
  • American-Indian language
  • Afrasian
  • Austro-Asiatic language
  • Hmong
  • Papuan language
  • tone language
  • creole
  • Miao
  • Nilo-Saharan
  • Dravidic
  • Indo-European language
  • Amerind
  • Basque
  • tonal language
  • language
  • Indo-European
  • Niger-Kordofanian language
  • American Indian
  • Elamitic
  • Khoisan
  • Hmong language
  • Kassite
  • linguistic communication
  • Amerindian language
  • Hamito-Semitic

Antonyms

  • tightness
  • immovability
  • immovableness
  • refrain

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] any long thin projection that is transient.

Synonyms

  • knife

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] a manner of speaking.

Synonyms

  • sharp tongue
  • delivery
  • manner of speaking

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • straight line
  • detach

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea.

Synonyms

  • spit
  • sand
  • cape

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] the tongue of certain animals used as meat.

Synonyms

  • organs
  • calf's tongue
  • beef tongue

Antonyms

  • undress
  • stand still

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. tongue

verb. ['ˈtʌŋ'] lick or explore with the tongue.

Synonyms

  • lap

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side.

Synonyms

  • bell
  • striker

Antonyms

  • natural language
  • close up
  • whisper

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot.

Synonyms

  • shoe
  • flap

Antonyms

  • specify
  • effector
  • receptor

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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