Synonyms of tongue


1. tongue, lingua, glossa, clapper, organ, articulator

usage: a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

2. natural language, tongue, language, linguistic communication

usage: a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language

3. tongue, knife, projection

usage: any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"

4. tongue, manner of speaking, speech, delivery

usage: a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue"

5. spit, tongue, cape, ness

usage: a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea

6. tongue, variety meat, organs

usage: the tongue of certain animals used as meat

7. tongue, flap

usage: the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot

8. clapper, tongue, striker

usage: metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side


1. tongue, play, spiel

usage: articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments

2. tongue, lick, lap

usage: lick or explore with the tongue

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Definition and meaning of tongue (Dictionary)