Share this entry

teethe Syllabification: teethe
Pronunciation: /tēT͟H/

Definition of teethe in English:

verb

[no object]
Grow or cut teeth, especially milk teeth.
Example sentences
  • Children often experience some of these symptoms while teething (growing teeth).
  • Hypersecretion commonly is caused by inflammation, such as teething, dental caries, and oral cavity infection.
  • The causes for chewing wood can be tooth problems and teething, stomach or intestinal parasites or mineral deficiency.

Origin

Late Middle English: from teeth.

Words that rhyme with teethe

bequeath, breathe, enwreathe, Meath, seethe, sheathe, wreathe

Definition of teethe 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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
adverb
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly