Definition of spittle in English:


Line breaks: spit¦tle
Pronunciation: /ˈspɪt(ə)l


[mass noun]
  • Saliva, especially as ejected from the mouth.
    More 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.



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  • 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.

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