What is another word for maw?

154 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ mˈɔː], [ mˈɔː], [ m_ˈɔː]

"Maw" is a word used to describe the jaw or throat of a carnivorous animal. Synonyms for "maw" include mouth, jaws, gullet, throat, and esophagus. These words are often used in a descriptive manner, to paint a vivid picture of an animal's feeding habits or to personify the animal. Other synonyms for "maw" may include terms like orifice, aperture, opening, and entrance, which can describe any type of opening or entryway. The word "maw" is typically reserved for more menacing or savage animals, while its synonyms may be used to describe any opening or mouth-like object.

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What are the hypernyms for Maw?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Maw

The time of night helped him, for there were few soldiers about that might recognize him, and what few patches of light were thrown out from windows and doors were quickly swallowed by the black maw of darkness.
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The Juice will Quickly make you Sick If once you get your maw Full.
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They are working as individuals, as well as in groups and parties, but Americans who inherited the land with liberty are exchanging both for the license of the maw.
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