Definition of spittle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɪt(ə)l/


[mass noun]
Saliva, especially as ejected from the mouth.
Example sentences
  • Watching him perform, spittle flying from his mouth, veins bulging and neck tendons taut as wires, I hope that performance is catharsis for him.
  • His face was redder than the tomatoes he was squashing under foot and spittle flew from his mouth as he lumbered toward his wife.
  • During the subsequent backlash, he lost his rag and threw a total hissy fit, complete with flecks of spittle flying from his mouth.



Example sentences
  • She called his name but he didn't answer, emitting instead a strained, spittly whistle.
  • Energy is what I'm missing, that raw, spittly, unsocialized fizz that only an overexcited nerd can produce.
  • When told they need to prove their need for emergency service, the elderly man explodes in spittly geriatric fury.


Late 15th century: alteration of dialect spattle, by association with spit1.

Words that rhyme with spittle

acquittal, belittle, brittle, committal, embrittle, it'll, kittle, little, remittal, skittle, tittle, victual, whittle

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