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word of mouth

noun
1.
informal oral communication:
The rumor spread rapidly by word of mouth.
Origin of word of mouth
1545-1555
1545-55
Related forms
word-of-mouth, adjective
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  • But it was by word-of-mouth invitation that I was in her kitchen yesterday morning.

  • This will be an unceremonious summary of a word-of-mouth message.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Bn Shaikh is well-apprized of word-of-mouth matters, and will inform thee of them.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • You might hear the warning given on radio or television, or even by word-of-mouth.

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  • Ibrhm; matters were sent also by word-of-mouth; and he was given leave to go.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • word-of-mouth publicity accounts for the gradual steady growth in the use of the rooms.

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