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1. tongue-in-cheek

adjective. cleverly amusing in tone.

Synonyms

  • bantering
  • humourous
  • facetious

Antonyms

  • displeasing
  • unfunny
  • sobersided
  • unhumorous

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2. depressor

noun. a device used by physician to press a part down or aside.

Synonyms

  • tongue depressor

Antonyms

  • extensor
  • flexor

3. depressor

noun. any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves.

Synonyms

  • depressor nerve
  • nerve

4. depressor

noun. any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down.

Synonyms

  • depressor muscle
  • striated muscle

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. tongue

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

Synonyms

  • knife

Etymology

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

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. 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))

Example sentences of the word tongue-depressor


1. Noun Phrase
Peel apart the areas where your skin is stuck together using a tongue depressor or other blunt object such as a bar of soap or a spoon.

2. Noun Phrase
Place a length of wooden tongue depressor under your stone and immerse in the water.

3. Noun Phrase
If you make your own out of a tongue depressor, make sure it is clean and has no cracks or splinters that might further hurt the thumb.

4.
Noun Phrase
Mix a quarter-sized amount of the stone patch gel on a piece of cardboard, using a wooden
tongue depressor**.

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