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Dictionary definition for: Tongue

1. (n) a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

2. (v) articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments

3. (n) a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language

4. (v) lick or explore with the tongue

5. (n) any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls" "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"

6. (n) a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue" "she has a glib tongue"

7. (n) a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea

8. (n) the tongue of certain animals used as meat

9. (n) the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot

10. (n) metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side

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