Definition of narrow-mouthed in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnarəʊˈmaʊðd/


  • 1Of a container: having a small mouth or opening.

  • 2Of an animal: having a narrow mouth. Chiefly in "narrow-mouthed toad" noun any of various toads of the family Microhylidae, especially of the American genus Gastrophryne and the Asian genus Microhyla.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hill (b. c1528). From narrow + mouthed.