Definition of open-mouthed in English:


Syllabification: o·pen-mouthed


  • With the mouth open, as in surprise or excitement: open-mouthed astonishment
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    • 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.
    astounded, amazed, in amazement, surprised, stunned, bowled over, staggered, thunderstruck, aghast, agape, stupefied, dazed, taken aback, shocked, in shock, speechless, dumbfounded, dumbstruck, at a loss for words
    informal flabbergasted

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