Definition of 'tongue'
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They'll be speaking in tongues. The Sun (2016)Polish is my mother tongue. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is tongue in cheek, making light of his reputation for playing direct, agricultural football. The Sun (2016)And native speakers do less well in oral exams than those whose mother tongue is English, it is claimed. The Sun (2016)We can use our tongues to fan the flames of discord or to enhance good relations. Christianity Today (2000)Then he rolled his tongue around inside his lips and sniffed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Was that a little bit tongue in cheek? Times, Sunday Times (2012)This action thriller keeps one tongue firmly in its cheek. The Sun (2009)The biblical ideas that he released into the common tongue fired the reformation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They also replaced part of my tongue with muscle from my thigh. The Sun (2016)We should not get too excited about this slip of the tongue. The Sun (2015)Old colleagues say his sharp tongue is a perpetual hazard. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And then come along and have some of this cold tongue. The Wind in the Willows (1908)It is all done with tongue firmly in cheek. The Sun (2009)How could he do it without a grasp of their native tongue? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Treatment for stomach ulcers and use of a tongue tie have made all the difference. The Sun (2015)The cut scenes are done with usual cheeky humour and tell the story with tongue firmly in cheek. The Sun (2010)That slip of the tongue has given the bigger game away as to what our political leaders really think of us. The Sun (2012)She isn't the only wannabe to feel his sharp tongue. The Sun (2009)In the jaws of the sea and sky, a tongue of flame. Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)The Power reckons his loose tongue has given away too many secrets to his rivals. The Sun (2008)Anyone who doesn't fit your exacting social standards will feel your acid tongue. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It does not seek to elbow out mother tongues, but to coexist and continue to evolve alongside other languages. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Growing up, my mother would boil an ox tongue with carrots, celery and onion. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'tongue'
British English: tongue /tʌŋ/ NOUN
Your tongue is the soft movable part inside your mouth that you use for tasting, licking, and speaking.
I walked over to the mirror and stuck my tongue out.
- American English: tongue
- Arabic: لِسَان
- Brazilian Portuguese: língua
- Chinese: 舌头
- Croatian: jezik
- Czech: jazyk část těla
- Danish: tunge
- Dutch: tong lichaamsdeel
- European Spanish: lengua
- Finnish: kieli elin
- French: langue partie du corps
- German: Zunge
- Greek: γλώσσα όργανο
- Italian: lingua
- Japanese: 舌
- Korean: 혀
- Norwegian: tunge
- Polish: język anatomia
- European Portuguese: língua
- Romanian: limbă
- Russian: язык орган в полости рта
- Spanish: lengua
- Swedish: tunga kroppsdel
- Thai: ลิ้น
- Turkish: dil anatomi
- Ukrainian: язик
- Vietnamese: cái lưỡi
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