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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Mouth \Mouth\ (mou[th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mouthed
(mou[th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Mouthing.]
1. To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth
or teeth; to chew; to devour. --Dryden.
2. To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; to speak
in a strained or unnaturally sonorous manner; as, mouthing
platitudes. "Mouthing big phrases." --Hare.
Mouthing out his hollow oes and aes. --Tennyson.
3. To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her
cub. --Sir T. Browne.
4. To make mouths at. [R.] --R. Blair.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
44 Moby Thesaurus words for "mouthing":
Pecksniffery, Tartuffery, Tartuffism, cant, drone, droning,
empty gesture, face, false piety, gabble, gibber, gibbering,
grimace, hypocrisy, hypocriticalness, jabber, jibber, lip service,
maundering, mealymouthedness, moue, mouth, mow, mug, mumble,
mumbling, mummery, murmuring, mutter, muttering, oiliness,
ostentatious devotion, pharisaism, religiosity, sanctimoniousness,
sanctimony, snuffling, soft soap, susurration, sweet talk,
tokenism, unctuousness, whisper, whispering
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