HyperDic: tongue

English > 10 senses of the word tongue:
NOUNbodytongue, lingua, glossa, clappera mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
communicationtongue, natural languagea human written or spoken language used by a community
shapetongue, knifeany long thin projection that is transient
communicationtonguea manner of speaking
objecttongue, spita narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
foodtonguethe tongue of certain animals used as meat
artifacttonguethe flap of material / material under the laces of a shoe or boot
artifacttongue, clappermetal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
VERBcreationtonguearticulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
contacttonguelick or explore with the tongue
tongue > pronunciation
Soundstah'ng
Rhymesaqualung ... young / Young: 14 rhymes with ahng...
English > tongue: 10 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity.
Synonymslingua, glossa, clapper
Part ofmouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima orisThe opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
throat, pharynxThe passage to the stomach and lungs
Partstastebud, taste bud, gustatory organAn oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
BroaderarticulatorA movable speech organ
organA fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
Spanishlengua
Catalanllengua
Adjectivesglossopharyngealpertaining to the tongue and throat
lingualpertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue
sublingualbeneath the tongue
Verbstonguelick or explore with the tongue
tonguearticulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
English > tongue: 10 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language.
Synonymnatural language
NarrowerAfroasiatic, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic language, Afrasian, Afrasian language, Hamito-SemiticA large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
Amerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian, IndianA member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Austro-Asiatic, Austro-Asiatic language, Munda-Mon-KhmerA family of languages spoken in southern and southeastern Asia
Austronesian, Austronesian languageThe family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
BasqueThe language of the Basque people
Caucasian, Caucasian languageA number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
Chukchi, Chukchi languageAn indigenous and isolated language of unknown origin / origin spoken by the Chukchi that is pronounced differently by men and women
Dravidian, Dravidic, Dravidian languageA large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka
Elamitic, Elamite, SusianAn extinct ancient language of unknown affinities
Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut languageThe family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut
Hmong, Hmong language, MiaoA language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong
Indo-European, Indo-European language, Indo-HittiteThe family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
Kassite, CassiteAn ancient language spoken by the Kassites
Khoisan, Khoisan languageA family of languages spoken in southern Africa
Niger-Kordofanian, Niger-Kordofanian languageThe family of languages that includes most of the languages spoken in Africa south of the Sahara
Nilo-Saharan, Nilo-Saharan languageA family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania
Papuan, Papuan languageAny of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon ... / Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan languageThe family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
Ural-AltaicA (postulated) group of languages including many of the indigenous languages of Russia (but not Russian)
creoleA mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages
mother tongue, maternal language, first languageOne's native language
tone language, tonal languageA language in which different tones distinguish different meanings
Broaderlanguage, linguistic communicationA systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
Oppositeartificial languageA language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
Spanishidioma, lenguaje natural, lengua, lengua natural
Catalanidioma, llengua, llengua natural, llenguatge natural
English > tongue: 10 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningAny long thin projection that is transient.
Example"tongues of flame licked at the walls"
Synonymknife
BroaderprojectionAny solid convex shape that juts out from something
English > tongue: 10 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA manner of speaking.
Examples
  • "he spoke with a thick tongue"
  • "she has a glib tongue"
Narrowersharp tongueA bitter or critical manner of speaking
Broadermanner of speaking, speech, deliveryYour characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
Spanishexpresión
English > tongue: 10 senses > noun 5, object
MeaningA narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea.
Synonymspit
Broadercape, nessA strip of land projecting into a body of water
SubstancessandA loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
Spanishlengua de tierra
Catalanllengua de terra
English > tongue: 10 senses > noun 6, food
MeaningThe tongue of certain animals used as meat.
Narrowerbeef tongueThe tongue of a cow eaten as meat
calf's tongueThe tongue of a calf eaten as meat
Broadervariety meat, organsedible viscera of a butchered animal
Spanishlengua
Catalanllengua
English > tongue: 10 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningThe flap of material / material under the laces of a shoe or boot.
Part ofbootfootwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
shoefootwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
BroaderflapAny broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge
Spanishlengua
Catalanllengua
English > tongue: 10 senses > noun 8, artifact
Meaningmetal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side.
Synonymclapper
Part ofbellA hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
BroaderstrikerThe part of a mechanical device that strikes something
Spanishbadajo
Catalanbatall
English > tongue: 10 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningarticulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
music(music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)
Narrowerdouble tongue, triple-tonguePlay fast notes on a wind instrument
Broaderplay, spielreplay (as a melody)
Nounstonguea mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
English > tongue: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninglick or explore with the tongue.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Broaderlick, lappass the tongue over
Spanishpasar la lengua
Nounstonguea mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

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