What is another word for tongues?

Pronunciation: [tˈʌŋz] (IPA)

Tongues refer to the organ behind the mouth that assists with speaking and tasting food. However, the word "tongues" possesses multiple possible synonyms that can replace it in a sentence without changing the meaning. Some of these synonyms include language, vernacular, dialect, lingo, idiom, jargon, and phraseology. These terms denote the way people express themselves, through words and language that is specific to them. The term "tongues" in a religious context can also be replaced with the synonyms "glossolalia" or "speaking in tongues," meaning the ecstatic speech phenomenon believed to be a form of divine communication. These synonyms provide contextual alternatives to the word "tongues" that can be useful when writing or speaking in different settings.

What are the paraphrases for Tongues?

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What are the hypernyms for Tongues?

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

    Articulators, speech organs, oratorical organs, organs of articulation, organs of speech, verbal organs.

Usage examples for Tongues

He ordered the Wahima women, who came with them from Luela, and who could not look enough at the "Good Mzimu," to place a utensil with honey and sour milk in the first room, and when he learned that the "bibi," tired by the journey, had fallen asleep, he commanded all the inhabitants to observe the deepest silence under the penalty of cutting out their tongues.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
"Now, what in time-" began Arline aloud, after the manner of women whose tongues must keep pace with their thoughts.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
The best answer to this whole problem is that from the same tongues with which Mr. Peary tried to discredit me has come a much more formidable charge against Mr. Peary.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Tongues

  • Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.
    Anna Akhmatova
  • Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
    George P. Baker
  • Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
    Ambrose Bierce
  • It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
    Jean de la Bruyere
  • You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars. I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners, clean morals and clean characters.
    John Burns

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