Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tongue

8 senses of tongue

Sense 1
tongue, lingua, glossa, clapper -- (a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity)
       => organ -- (a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function)
       => articulator -- (a movable speech organ)

Sense 2
natural language, tongue -- (a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language)
       => language, linguistic communication -- (a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written")

Sense 3
tongue, knife -- (any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark")
       => projection -- (any solid convex shape that juts out from something)

Sense 4
tongue -- (a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue")
       => manner of speaking, speech, delivery -- (your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech")

Sense 5
spit, tongue -- (a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea)
       => cape, ness -- (a strip of land projecting into a body of water)

Sense 6
tongue -- (the tongue of certain animals used as meat)
       => variety meat, organs -- (edible viscera of a butchered animal)

Sense 7
tongue -- (the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot)
       => flap -- (any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope")

Sense 8
clapper, tongue -- (metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side)
       => striker -- (the part of a mechanical device that strikes something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tongue

2 senses of tongue

Sense 1
tongue -- (articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments)
       => play, spiel -- (replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully")

Sense 2
tongue -- (lick or explore with the tongue)
       => lick, lap -- (pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand")

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