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  1. tongue

    • IPA[təNG]

    美式

    • n.
      the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth of a mammal, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech.;the equivalent organ in other vertebrates, sometimes used (in snakes) as a scent organ or (in chameleons) for catching food.
    • v.
      sound (a note) distinctly on a wind instrument by interrupting the air flow with the tongue;lick or caress with the tongue
    • verb: tongue, 3rd person present: tongues, gerund or present participle: tonguing, past tense: tongued, past participle: tongued

    • noun: tongue, plural noun: tongues

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth of a mammal, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech.
    • the equivalent organ in other vertebrates, sometimes used (in snakes) as a scent organ or (in chameleons) for catching food.
    • an analogous organ in insects, formed from some of the mouthparts and used in feeding.
    • the tongue of a hoofed mammal, in particular an ox or lamb, as food a galantine of tongue
    • 2. used in reference to a person's style or manner of speaking he was a redoubtable debater with a caustic tongue 同義詞 way/manner of speaking, way/manner of talking, form/mode of expression, choice of words, verbal expression, ... 更多
    • a particular language the prioress chatted to the peddler in a strange tongue 同義詞 language, dialect, patois, vernacular, mother tongue, ... 更多
    • see the gift of tongues below
    • 3. a strip of leather or fabric under the laces in a shoe, attached only at the front end.
    • the pin of a buckle.
    • 4. the free-swinging metal piece inside a bell which is made to strike the bell to produce the sound.
    • 5. a long, low promontory of land.
    • 6. a projecting strip on a wooden board fitting into a groove on another.
    • 7. the vibrating reed of a musical instrument or organ pipe.
    • 8. a jet of flame a tongue of flame flashes four feet from the gun

    動詞

    • 1. sound (a note) distinctly on a wind instrument by interrupting the air flow with the tongue Eugene has worked out the correct tonguing
    • 2. lick or caress with the tongue the other horse tongued every part of the colt's mane