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English Dictionary: down in the mouth by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
down in the mouth
adj
  1. filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
    Synonym(s): gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mouth \Mouth\ (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth,
      mu[thorn], AS. m[umac][edh]; akin to D. mond, OS.
      m[umac][edh], G. mund, Icel. mu[edh]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan.
      mund, Goth. mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf.
      D. muil mouth, muzzle, G. maul, OHG. m[umac]la, Icel.
      m[umac]li, and Skr. mukha mouth.]
      1. The opening through which an animal receives food; the
            aperture between the jaws or between the lips; also, the
            cavity, containing the tongue and teeth, between the lips
            and the pharynx; the buccal cavity.
  
      2. Hence: An opening affording entrance or exit; orifice;
            aperture; as:
            (a) The opening of a vessel by which it is filled or
                  emptied, charged or discharged; as, the mouth of a jar
                  or pitcher; the mouth of the lacteal vessels, etc.
            (b) The opening or entrance of any cavity, as a cave, pit,
                  well, or den.
            (c) The opening of a piece of ordnance, through which it
                  is discharged.
            (d) The opening through which the waters of a river or any
                  stream are discharged.
            (e) The entrance into a harbor.
  
      3. (Saddlery) The crosspiece of a bridle bit, which enters
            the mouth of an animal.
  
      4. A principal speaker; one who utters the common opinion; a
            mouthpiece.
  
                     Every coffeehouse has some particular statesman
                     belonging to it, who is the mouth of the street
                     where he lives.                                 --Addison.
  
      5. Cry; voice. [Obs.] --Dryden.
  
      6. Speech; language; testimony.
  
                     That in the mouth of two or three witnesses every
                     word may be established.                     --Matt. xviii.
                                                                              16.
  
      7. A wry face; a grimace; a mow.
  
                     Counterfeit sad looks, Make mouths upon me when I
                     turn my back.                                    --Shak.
  
      {Down in the mouth}, chapfallen; of dejected countenance;
            depressed; discouraged. [Obs. or Colloq.]
  
      {Mouth friend}, one who professes friendship insincerely.
            --Shak.
  
      {Mouth glass}, a small mirror for inspecting the mouth or
            teeth.
  
      {Mouth honor}, honor given in words, but not felt. --Shak.
  
      {Mouth organ}. (Mus.)
            (a) Pan's pipes. See {Pandean}.
            (b) An harmonicon.
  
      {Mouth pipe}, an organ pipe with a lip or plate to cut the
            escaping air and make a sound.
  
      {To stop the mouth}, to silence or be silent; to put to
            shame; to confound.
  
                     The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
                                                                              --Ps. lxiii.
                                                                              11.
  
                     Whose mouths must be stopped.            --Titus i. 11.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Down \Down\, a.
      1. Downcast; as, a down look. [R.]
  
      2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [Obs.]
            --Beau. & Fl.
  
      3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down
            grade; a down train on a railway.
  
      {Down draught}, a downward draft, as in a flue, chimney,
            shaft of a mine, etc.
  
      {Down in the mouth}, chopfallen; dejected.
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