mouthful

Part of speech: noun

A small quantity.

Part of speech: noun

The amount taken into the mouth at one time.

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Usage examples "mouthful":

  1. And then when I brought her dinner she didn't touch a mouthful, and I didn't dare to ask her any questions; she said nothing to me, except that she'd made up her mind to go to Berlin. - "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.
  2. But he could not hold another mouthful. - "The Tale of Billy Woodchuck", Arthur Scott Bailey.
  3. He came to know just how low the sun must slide from the top of the sky before the " point" would spread out with noses to the ground, pausing wherever a mouthful of grass was to be found. - "Cow-Country", B. M. Bower.