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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tongue-tied mean? 

TONGUE-TIED (adjective)
  The adjective TONGUE-TIED has 1 sense:

1. unable to express yourself clearly or fluently

  Familiarity information: TONGUE-TIED used as an adjective is very rare.

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TONGUE-TIED (adjective)

Sense 1tongue-tied [BACK TO TOP]


Unable to express yourself clearly or fluently


tongue-tied; incoherent

Context examples:

felt tongue-tied with embarrassment / incoherent with grief


inarticulate; unarticulate (without or deprived of the use of speech or words)

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