tonguely

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From tongue +‎ -ly.

AdjectiveEdit

tonguely (comparative tonguelier or more tonguely, superlative tongueliest or most tonguely)

  1. Of or pertaining to the tongue; lingual.
    • 2003, Elizabeth George, I, Richard:
      A tonguely examination of her dental work.
    • 2005, Nicole Bracker, Stefan Herbrechter, Metaphors of economy:
      Our palatal journey, our physical introduction, our tonguely tour of her body in all its divisibility, takes us to her complete sundering: [...]
  2. Pertaining to or relating to languages; lingual; linguistic.
    • 1847, George Rex Graham, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Jacobs Peterson, Graham's American monthly magazine of literature, art, and fashion:
      Women are proverbial for tonguely gifts, and orators do not require very great depth.
    • 2011, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Rachel Willson-Broyles, Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger:
      [...] was and is excellent, just like his French and Spanish. "Few men share this man's tonguely talent for languages!"

Derived termsEdit

  • pre-tonguely

AdverbEdit

tonguely (comparative tonguelier or more tonguely, superlative tongueliest or most tonguely)

  1. In a tonguely manner; lingually.
    • 2006, Sky Gilbert, Perfectly abnormal: seven gay plays:
      How can such a head not tempt him tonguely? And so he tastes it; [...]
  2. Linguistically
    • 2011, Eddie Horton, Just Compass:
      “Yeah, not bad mate”, as my rested pen raises brows that in turn tonguely prime lips for conversing.
Last modified on 19 August 2013, at 19:39