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  Definition of tongue
  1. metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
  2. the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot
  3. a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
  4. a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
  5. a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue"
  6. the tongue of certain animals used as meat
  7. a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
  8. any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"
  9. lick or explore with the tongue
  10. articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
Similar Words: clapper, lingua, glossa, natural language, spit, knife

 

Hyponyms: mother tongue, maternal language, first language, tone language, tonal language, creole, Amerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian, Indian, Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language, Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language, Austro-Asiatic, Munda-Mon-Khmer, Austronesian, Austronesian language, Papuan, Papuan language, Khoisan, Khoisan language, Indo-European, Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Ural-Altaic, Basque, Elamitic, Elamite, Susian, Kassite, Cassite, Caucasian, Caucasian language, Dravidian, Dravidic, Dravidian language, Afroasiatic, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic language, Afrasian, Afrasian language, Hamito-Semitic, Niger-Kordofanian, Niger-Kordofanian language, Nilo-Saharan, Nilo-Saharan language, sharp tongue, beef tongue, calf's tongue, double tongue, triple-tongue

 

Part Meronyms: bell, boot, shoe, mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris, throat, pharynx

 

Derivational Morphology: clap, lingua, glossa, clapper

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: gjuhë   Basque: mihi  
Bosnian: jezik   Breton: teod  
Bulgarian: език   Catalan: llengua  
Chinese:   Croatian: jezik  
Danish: tunge   Dutch: tong  
Esperanto: lango   Estonian: keel  
Finnish: kieli   French: langue  
Frisian: tonge   Galician: lingua  
German: Zunge   Greek: γλώσσα  
Hebrew: לשון   Hindi: जीभ  
Hungarian: nyelv   Icelandic: tunga  
Ido: lango   Indonesian: lidah  
Interlingua: lingua   Italian: lingua  
Japanese:   Korean:  
Latin: lingua   Malayalam: നാക്ക്  
Maltese: ilsien   Norwegian: tunge  
Polish: język   Portuguese: língua  
Romanian: limbă   Russian: язык  
Slovak: jazyk   Slovene: jezik  
Spanish: lengua   Swedish: tunga  
Tagalog: dila   Telugu: నాలుక  
Thai: ลิ้น   Turkish: dil  
Vietnamese: lưỡi  
 
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