mouthing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

mouthing

  1. Present participle of mouth.

Noun[edit]

mouthing (plural mouthings)

  1. The act of forming a shape with the mouth, especially as part of sign language.
    • 2013, Robert Bayley, ‎Richard Cameron, ‎Ceil Lucas, The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics (page 382)
      Mouthings tend to occur most often when signers are manually articulating nouns, open-class items, and morphologically simpler signs (see Crasborn et al. 2008).