word-of-mouth

word of mouth

noun
informal oral communication: The rumor spread rapidly by word of mouth.

Origin:
1545–55

word-of-mouth, adjective
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word-of-mouth

adjective
expressed orally; "a viva-voce report"; "the film had good word-of-mouth publicity" [syn: viva-voce
word of mouth

noun
gossip spread by spoken communication; "the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth" [syn: grapevine
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