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tongue (tùng) noun
1.a. The fleshy, movable,
muscular organ, attached in most vertebrates to the floor of the mouth,
that is the principal organ of taste, an aid in chewing and swallowing,
and, in human beings, an important organ of speech. b. An analogous organ
or part in invertebrate animals, as in certain insects or mollusks.
2.The tongue of an animal,
such as a cow, used as food.
3.A spoken language
4.a. Speech; talk: If there
is goodness in your heart, it will come to your tongue. b. The act or power
of speaking: She had no tongue to answer. c. tongues. Speech or vocal
sounds produced in a state of religious ecstasy.
d. Style or quality of utterance: her sharp tongue.
5.The bark or baying of
a hunting dog that sees game: The dog gave tongue when the fox came through
6.Something resembling a
tongue in shape or function, as:. a. The vibrating end of a reed in a wind
instrument. b. A flame. c. The flap of material under the laces or buckles
of a shoe. d. A spit of land; a promontory. e. A bell clapper. f. The harnessing
pole attached to the front axle of a horse-drawn vehicle.
7.A protruding strip along
the edge of a board that fits into a matching groove
on the edge of another board.
tongued, tonguing, tongues
1.Music. To separate or
articulate (notes played on a brass or wind instrument) by shutting off
the stream of air with the tongue.
2.To touch or lick with
3.a. To provide (a board)
with a tongue. b. To join by means of a tongue and groove.
4.Archaic. To scold.
1.Music. To articulate notes
on a brass or wind instrument.
2.To project: a spit of
land tonguing into the bay.
hold (one's) tongue
To be or keep silent.
lose (one's) tongue
To lose the capacity to speak, as
on the tip of (one's) tongue
On the verge of being recalled or
[Middle English, from Old
tonguing (tùng´îng) noun
Interruption of the wind stream through an instrument
by movement of the tongue in order to articulate notes.
gift of tongues
gift of tongues (gîft
ùv tùngz) noun
An ecstatic utterance that
is partly or wholly unintelligible to hearers, especially such an utterance
considered as a charismatic gift in certain christian congregations. Also
speaking in tongues.
[From the Apostles' speaking
in tongues in Acts 2:4.]
speak in tongues (verb)
speak: speak a language,
speak in tongues
speak mystically, speak in tongues, recite a spell, recite an incantation,
say the magic
word, make passes
practice occultism: speak
Whether or not the world would be vastly benefited
by a total banishment from it of all intoxicating drinks seems not now
an open question. Three-fourths of mankind confess the affirmative with
their tongues, and I believe all the rest acknowledge it in their hearts.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), U.S. president. Speech, 22 Feb.
1842, Washingtonian Temperance Society, Springfield, Ill. (published in The
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 1, ed. by Roy P. Basler, 1953).
- rock punk
track _Lick The Moon_
by King Face off of s/t 6-song 12"
on King Face (1987)
- alternative rock track _This Wicked Tongue_ MP3
by PJ Harvey off of _Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea_ (2000)
- track _Speaking In Tongues III_ MP3 (vK)
by Sheila Chandra off of _Zen
Kiss_ CD (1994)
- experimental indie rock track _Tongue Tied_ MP3 (vK)
by Erase Errata off of _Other Animals_ on Troubleman Unlimited (2001)
- track _Two Lips, Two Lungs, And One Tongue_ MP3
by Nomeansno off of _Wrong_ CD
he kept trying, he kept trying but he couldn't
find out why he couldn't stop crying/ only so many songs can be sung with
two lips, two lungs and one tongue/ she kept praying, she kept praying
that he would understand what she was saying/ only so many songs can be
sung with two lips, two lungs and one tongue/ he kept dreaming,
he kept dreaming of the day they'd realize what he was feeling/ only so
many songs can be sung with two lips, two lungs and one tongue
- 604 release _Ftumchk/Venus Tongue Sandwich_ 12"
by Unknown Controllers on Elektrik Orgasm
604 track _Tongues Of Fungus_ MP3 (160k)
Kings off of _Soul Sleeping_ on Blue
release _Seminal Ra (Ecmotik Zatter Mix)/Seminal Ra (Fertility Rites Mix)_
12" by Tongue 'N' Tweak on DeMonTea
Recordings (1999) (Fertility Rites Mix also on _Edges R Fun_ CDb
- ethnic fusion
track _Mother Tongue_ MP3 (192k)
Can Dance off of _The Serpent's Egg_ on 4AD (1988)
- sadcore track _Kissing With Tongues_ MP3
by Red Monkey_ off of _Difficult Is Easy_ on Troubleman Unlimited (1999)
- indie rock instrumental track _Tongue Tied (truncated
by My Vitriol off of _Finelines_ (2001)
- garage blues rock release _Trance
States In Tongues_ by Zen
Guerrilla on Sub Pop (1999)
track _Tongues On Thrones_ MP3
off of _Time
- 7. _Cold Duck_
- 12. _Moonage
Daydream_ MP3 (vK)
- MP3 (vK)
cover of David Bowie
- space ambient track _Tongues Of Fire_ MP3 (192k)
by Air Liquide off of _Increased Difficulty
Of Concentration_ CDx2 on Sm:)e
- electro release _Scuba Tongues MP3 (192k)/St.
Blasph_ 10" by Dr. Scissors on Electrolux (1998)
- performed live @ no ufos's
/ love parade berlin 1997
- lo-fi track _Dustin Hoffman's Wife Calls In A Detective
To Dust For Porcelain Particles On Dustin Hoffman's Tongue_ MP3
by Of Montreal off of _Early Four Track Recordings_ on Kindercore (2001)
- lo-fi track _Dustin Hoffman's Tongue Taken To Police
Lab Where It Is Used As Toilet Paper And Reading Material While On The Toilet_
by Of Montreal off of _Early Four Track Recordings_ on Kindercore (2001)
- track _Tongue_ MP3
by Xtatika off of _Tongue Bath_ on Tzadik (2001)
- dark ambient
track _With A Tongue Of Madness_ MP3 (192k)
by Black Lung & Xingu Hill off of _The Andronechron Incident_ on Ant-Zen
punk track _Humans With Forked Tonuges_ MP3 (160k)
by pg. 99 off of _Document #5_ on Reptilian (2000)
- track _Her Tongue Is Like A Jellyfish_
by FSOL (Future Sound Of London) off of _The Isness_ on Hypnotic (2002)
- hardcore emo track _Tongue Biting_ MP3 (160k)
by Julia off of s/t on Bloodlink
- track _They Want Us To Make A Symphony Out Of The
Sound Of Women Swallowing Their Own Tongues_ MP3 (96k)
by Le Tigre off of _From The Desk Of Mr. Lady_ 12" on Mr. Lady (2001)
- member: Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill
- track _Tongue Illustrations_ MP3 (160k)
by With Love
- ethnic dub track _Mother Tongue_ MP3 (192k) by Jairamji off of _Kindred Spirits_ CD on Dakini (2003)
- ethnic fusion
track _Tongue Tied In Sind_ MP3 (160k)
by Muslimgauze off of _Your Mines In Kabul_ CDx3 on Staalplaat #026 (gatefold
insert with foam button - limited edition 700)
- track _Tongue Tied_ MP3 (256k)
by Ride off of _Firing Blanks - Unreleased Ride Recordings 1988-1995)_ (2001)
- art folk track _Man With The Silver Tongue_ MP3
by Angels Of Light
off of _New Mother_ on Young God (1999)
- acid jazz track _Tongue In Your Ear_ MP3 (192k)
by Love TKO off of _Space Jazz_ compilation CD on Quango (2001)
- electro EBM track _Language
Without Lies (Assemblage 23
Mothertongue Mix)_ MP3 (192k)
off of _The Fall_ CDs on Tonedeaf (2001)
- raggamuffin trip-hop track _Twisted
Tongue_ MP3 (192k)
by Sofa Surfers off of _Encounters_ (2002)
- lo-fi track _Kings Tongue_ MP3 (192k)
by Smog off of _Sewn To The Sky_ on Drag City (1995)
- release _Speaking In Tongues_ 12" (1983) by Talking
- track _Cloud On My Tongue_ MP3
by Tori Amos off of _Under The Pink_ (1994)
- techno track _Tonguefluster_ by Kay D. Smith off of
_Conjunction_ 12" on Construct Rhythm (2001)
- ambient techno track _Tongues_ MP3
by Moby off of _Ambient_ on Instinct (1993)
jazz techno track _Ornamented Licks_ MP3 (vK)
by Heiko Laux off of _Ornaments_ 12"x2 on Kanzleramt #069 (2002)(Germany)
- college rock track _Tongue_ MP3
by REM off of _Monster_ (1994)
- industrial glitch track _Licked On By Chicken_ MP3
by Involution off of s/t 12" on Flesh Eating Ants #001 (2003)
- Cevin Key
- Limited to 200 hand numbered copies on 220 gram
audiophile vinyl. Translucent purple with solid pink streaks coloured
vinyl. Direct-metal mastered. A test pressing edition of 10 copies on
black vinyl was made on December 9th, 2002. These copies were given to
friends of the label and Cevin, and included all four inserts from the
* is the large bundle of muscles on the floor of the
mouth that manipulates food for chewing and swallowing.
* is one of the organs of taste. Much of the surface of the tongue is covered
in taste buds.
* assists in forming the sounds of speech.
* also plays a major role in the tongue kiss and in oral sex.
* can be used as synonymous for language,
e.g. mother tongue.
The tongue is made mainly of skeletal muscle and is attached
to the hyoid bone, mandible and the styloid processes
of the temporal bone.
The muscles that attach the tongue are the extrinsic muscles
of the tongue. Inside the tongue, there are four pairs of intrinsic muscles
that can alter the shape of the tongue for talking and swallowing.
The dorsum (top side) of the tongue can be divided into
two parts, an oral part that lies mostly in the mouth, and a pharyngeal part
(posterior third of the tongue) which faces backwards to the oropharynx. The
two parts are separated by a V-shaped groove,
the sulcus terminalis (or terminal sulcus).
The dorsal side of the anterior two-thirds (oral part)
of the tongue is covered in taste buds (or papillae), and the tongue appears
velvety and pink. There are four types of taste buds: filiform, fungiform, vallate
and foliate. At the back of the oral part of the tongue there are 3-14 vallate
papillae arranged in a V-shape in front of the sulcus terminalis.
There are no lingual papillae on the underside of the
tongue. It is covered with a smooth mucous membrane, with a fold (the lingual
frenulum) in the centre.
The upper side of the posterior tongue (pharyngeal part)
has no visible taste buds, but it is bumpy because of the lymphatic follicles
lying underneath. These follicles are known as the lingual tonsil.
Things related to the tongue are often called lingual
which comes from the Latin word, or glossal which comes from the Greek word
Extrinsic muscles of the tongue
There are four pairs of extrinsic muscles that act to move the tongue, and these
are attached to various bones of the head and neck.
* Genioglossus - this muscle comes from the genial tubercule
of the mandible (lower jaw bone), and comprises most of the bulk of the tongue.
* Hyoglossus - attached to the hyoid bone, ...
* Styloglossus - comes from the styloid process of the temporal bone
* Palatoglossus -
Intrinsic muscles of the tongue
Four pairs of muscles run through the...
* Human anatomy
* Tongue piercing
* Tongue splitting
* Vocal tract
tongue is attached to the front of its mouth.
The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
speak in stereo using two "tongues" through the blowhole. When two
dolphins speak, it sounds like four voices.
The most difficult tongue-twister is "The sixth sick
Sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick."
A giraffe can clean its ear with its 21-inch tongue.
A snake has no ears. But its tongue is extremely sensitive
to sound vibrations. By flicking its tongue, a snake can pick up sound waves-so
a snake 'hears with his tongue'