mouthpiece

mouthpiece
[[t]ma͟ʊθpiːs[/t]]
mouthpieces
1) N-COUNT The mouthpiece of a telephone is the part that you speak into.

He shouted into the mouthpiece.

2) N-COUNT The mouthpiece of a musical instrument or other device is the part that you put into your mouth.

He showed him how to blow into the ivory mouthpiece.

...clamping the mouthpiece of my snorkel tightly between my teeth.

3) N-COUNT: usu with poss The mouthpiece of an organization or person is someone who informs other people of the opinions and policies of that organization or person.

Their mouthpiece is the vice-president...

He might be considered little more than a convenient mouthpiece for the Prime Minister's own economic views.


English dictionary. 2008.

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