Definition of Give tongue to

1. Verb. Articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise. "He uttered a curse"

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Give Tongue To

give the axe
give the boot
give the bounce
give the devil his due
give the elbow
give the eye
give the finger
give the gate
give the glad eye
give the lie to
give the once over
give the sack
give the store away
give the time of day
give thought
give tongue to (current term)
give two hoots
give up
give up the ghost
give vent
give voice
give way
give weight
give what for

Literary usage of Give tongue to

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"To give tongue, to set up a bark ; break out barking, as at the sight of game : said of dogs. At noon he crossed the track of a huge timber-wolf ; instantly ..."

2. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1873)
"I never could give tongue to my thoughts, somehow, without seeming to spoil i hem, and feeling shame at doing them injustice. But, as I said, you don't take ..."

3. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"He dares to give tongue to what all men think. Are we not al l from Adam's loins, all with flesh and blood, and with the same mouth that must needs have ..."

4. Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1905)
"Kim felt these things, though he could not give tongue to his feelings, and so contented himself with buying peeled sugar-cane and spitting the pith ..."

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