(Tıp, İlaç) Bademcik spatulası: Boğaz muayenesi sırasında bademcikler ve farinksi daha rahat gözlemleyebilmek için, dilin arka tarafına bastırılmasını sağlayan, genellikle tahtadan yapılmış materyal Don't use a tongue blade to avoid stimulating a gag.
The flexible muscular organ in the mouth that is used to move food around, for tasting and that is moved into various positions to modify the flow of air from the lungs in order to produce different sounds in speech
On a wind instrument, to articulate a note by starting the air with a tap of the tongue, as though by speaking a 'd' or 't' sound (alveolar plosive)
In a shoe, the flap of material that goes between the laces and the foot, so called because it resembles a tongue in the mouth
The tongue of a shoe or boot is the piece of leather which is underneath the laces
A tongue-in-cheek remark or attitude is not serious, although it may seem to be. a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek approach
If you hold your tongue, you do not say anything even though you might want to or be expected to, because it is the wrong time to say it. Douglas held his tongue, preferring not to speak out on a politically sensitive issue
If you describe something you said as a slip of the tongue, you mean that you said it by mistake. At one stage he referred to Anna as John's fiancée, but later said that was a slip of the tongue
to bite your tongue: see bite. Muscular organ on the floor of the mouth. It is important in motions of eating, drinking, and swallowing, and its complex movements shape the sounds of speech. Its top surface consists of thousands of raised projections (papillae). The receptors of taste (taste buds) are embedded in the papillae and are sensitive to four basic flavours: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. More specific flavours are influenced by the sense of smell. The tongue's appearance (e.g., coated or red) can give clues to disease elsewhere. Disorders of the tongue include cancer (often caused by smokeless tobacco), leukoplakia (white patches), fungal infection, and congenital disorders. Different animals use the tongue to serve varied functions; for example, frogs have an elongated tongue adapted to capturing prey, the snake's tongue collects and transfers odours to a specialized sensory structure to help locate prey, and cats use their tongues for grooming and cleaning
The large muscle on the floor of the mouth that manipulates food for chewing and swallowing It is the main organ of taste, and assists in forming speech sounds
lick or explore with the tongue articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue"
A phrase that is deliberately designed to be difficult to say correctly, usually because of varying combinations of similar phonemes “Red lorry, yellow lorry” and “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” are well-known tongue-twisters.
Tongue-and-groove pliers, also known as water pump pliers, adjustable pliers, groove-joint pliers,Multi-Grips, and Channellocks, are a type of slip-joint pliers. They have serrated jaws generally set 45– to 60-degrees from the handles. The lower jaw can be moved to a number of positions by sliding along a tracking section under the upper jaw. An advantage of this design is that the pliers can adjust to a number of sizes without the distance in the handle growing wider. These pliers often have long handles for increased leverage
A joint made by fitting a tongue on the edge of a board into a matching groove on another board. tongue and groove boards fit together by pushing a piece that sticks out along the edge of one board into a hollow area along the edge of another board
A thin blade for pressing down the tongue during a medical examination of the mouth and throat; a spatula. a small flat piece of wood that a doctor uses to hold down your tongue while examining your throat British Equivalent: spatula
Any of numerous tongue-shaped, soft-bodied, colorless invertebrates of the phylum Pentastoma that live embedded in the lungs, nostrils, or nasal sinuses of various mammals, reptiles, and birds, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. Also called pentastome
-System of joining elements in which a protrusion, or tongue, on one element fits into a groove on the other Typically found on cathedral ceilings and above open beams as an option to drywall A very popular option for log homes
If someone is tongue-tied, they are unable to say anything because they feel shy or nervous. In their presence I became self-conscious and tongue-tied. unable to talk in a relaxed way because you feel nervous or embarrassed
To forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute After the comments she made about homosexuals, I wanted to scream at her, but I bit my tongue instead.
Pronounced with a retracted tongue rootʕ/ is typically realized as an epiglottal stop, gliding as a pharyngeal approximant into a following retracted-tongue-root vowel, as in ‘water flowing from a spout’.
The tip of the tongue (TOT) phenomenon is an instance of knowing something that cannot immediately be recalled. TOT is a near-universal experience with memory recollection involving difficulty retrieving a well-known word or familiar name. When experiencing TOT, people feel that the blocked word is on the verge of being recovered. Despite failure in finding the word, people have the feeling that the blocked word is figuratively "on the tip of the tongue." Inaccessibility and the sense of imminence are two key features of an operational definition of TOTs (A.S. Brown, 1991)
[ 't&[ng] ] (noun.) before 12th century. From Middle English, from Old English tunge, from Proto-Germanic *tungōn (“tongue”) (compare Dutch tong, German Zunge, Swedish tunga), from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s (compare Irish teanga, Latin lingua, Tocharian A/B känt/kantwo, Lithuanian liežùvis, Polish język 'language, people', Armenian լեզու (lezu), Sanskrit जिह्वा (jihvā́)).
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