how to pronounce mouthful


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the above transcription of mouthful is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

mouthful is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of mouthful in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… United Nations signed this mouthful of a …”

meanings of mouthful


  1. Quite a bit.
  2. A tirade of abusive language (especially in the term “give someone a mouthful").
  3. The amount that will fit in a mouth.
  4. Something difficult to pronounce or say.


  1. Bombastic or awkward.

mouthful frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word mouthful occurs in english on average 2.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics mouthful can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that mouthful can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to mouthful


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