mouthpiece

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmaʊθpiːs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmaʊθˌpis/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mouthpēs′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mouth•piece /ˈmaʊθˌpis/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a piece placed at or forming the mouth, as of a telephone, etc.
  2. a piece or part, as of a musical instrument, applied to or held in the mouth.
  3. a person, newspaper, etc., that expresses the opinions of others:That newspaper is a mouthpiece of the union.
  4. [Slang.]a lawyer, esp. a criminal lawyer.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mouth•piece  (mouthpēs′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a piece placed at or forming the mouth, as of a receptacle or tube.
  2. a piece or part, as of an instrument, to which the mouth is applied or which is held in the mouth:the mouthpiece of a trumpet.
  3. the part of a bit or bridle, as for a horse, that passes through the animal's mouth.
  4. a person, newspaper, etc., that conveys the opinions or sentiments of others;
    spokesperson.
  5. [Slang.]a lawyer, esp. a criminal lawyer.
  • mouth + piece 1675–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
mouthpiece /ˈmaʊθˌpiːs/ n
  1. the part of a wind instrument into which the player blows
  2. the part of a telephone receiver into which a person speaks
  3. the part of a container forming its mouth
  4. a person who acts as a spokesman, as for an organization
  5. a publication, esp a periodical, expressing the official views of an organization
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