Share this entry
open-mouthed Line breaks: open-mouthed
Pronunciation: /əʊp(ə)nˈmaʊðd/

Definition of open-mouthed in English:


With the mouth open, especially in surprise or excitement: taken aback, she could only stare at him open-mouthed open-mouthed astonishment
More example sentences
  • At the sight of our caravan of motor vehicles, the locals along the road stopped work and gazed open-mouthed in surprise and amusement.
  • He stood there, open-mouthed, surprised that she was leaving.
  • Any triumphalism, filtered through the eyes of a child, is open-mouthed in its surprise and gratitude.
Definition of open-mouthed in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words