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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

having the mouth open; gaping, as with surprise or astonishment; greedy, ravenous, or rapacious; clamoring at the sight of game or prey, as hounds; vociferous or clamorous; having a wide mouth, as a pitcher or jar

Usage examples (35)
  • At the end of it all, I realised I had never truly understood the expression open-mouthed until then.
  • Amos and Davy had been staring at me, open-mouthed.
  • The entire population were out staring open-mouthed.
  • Mollie looked from one to the other of them open-mouthed. for more
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