open-mouthed

[oh-puhn-mouthd, -moutht]
adjective
1.
having the mouth open.
2.
gaping, as with surprise or astonishment.
3.
greedy, ravenous, or rapacious.
4.
clamoring at the sight of game or prey, as hounds.
5.
vociferous or clamorous.
6.
having a wide mouth, as a pitcher or jar.

Origin:
1525–35

open-mouthedly [oh-puhn-mou-thid-lee, -moutht-lee] , adverb
open-mouthedness, noun


2. dumbfounded, flabbergasted, confounded, thunderstruck.
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open-mouthed
 
adj
1.  having an open mouth, esp in surprise
2.  greedy or ravenous
3.  clamorous or vociferous

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Example sentences
Back on the couches, the other contestants reacted with open-mouthed shock and
  tears.
Her cheeks were rosy, her hair fluffy white, and her smile poised for a big
  open-mouthed laugh.
Either find and cut out or draw a picture of a big-toothed, open-mouthed smile.
Even scientific journals often depict bats open-mouthed in what appear to be
  menacing shrieks.
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