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Toungue vs. Tongue: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Published on January 30, 2024
"Toungue" is an incorrect spelling, while "tongue" is correct. "Tongue" refers to the muscular organ in the mouth, used for tasting and speech.

Which is correct: Toungue or Tongue

How to spell Tongue?

Toungue is Incorrect

Tongue is Correct

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Key Differences

Recall "tongue" has the same "on" as in "song," which it helps sing.
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Jan 30, 2024
Remember "u" follows "o" in "you," not in "tongue."
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Jan 30, 2024
Visualize the "g" in "tongue" as a mouth open for speaking.
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Jan 30, 2024
Associate "tongue" with "English," both ending in "ngue."
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Jan 30, 2024
Link "tongue" with "long," both having a silent "g."
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Toungue and Tongue Definitions

Toungue

Toungue is an incorrect spelling of tongue.
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Dec 17, 2023

Tongue

A language or dialect.
English is her native tongue.
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Dec 17, 2023

Toungue

Obsolete form of tongue
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Dec 17, 2023

Tongue

A manner or style of speaking.
He had a sharp tongue during the debate.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

Tongue

The projecting strip on a tool or material piece, fitting into a corresponding groove.
The carpenter fitted the tongue into the groove of the wood.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Tongue

The fleshy, movable part in the mouth, used for tasting and speaking.
She burnt her tongue on the hot soup.
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

Tongue

A long, narrow piece of land jutting out into the sea.
The narrow tongue of land stretched into the ocean.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Tongue

The fleshy, movable, muscular organ, attached in most vertebrates to the floor of the mouth, that is the principal organ of taste, an aid in chewing and swallowing, and, in humans, an important organ of speech.
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Dec 17, 2023

Tongue

An analogous organ or part in invertebrate animals, as in certain insects or mollusks.
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Dec 17, 2023

Tongue

The tongue of an animal, such as a cow, used as food.
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Dec 17, 2023

FAQs

What is the root word of tongue?

The root word of "tongue" is the Old English "tunge."
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Jan 30, 2024

What is the verb form of tongue?

The verb form of "tongue" is "tonguing," used in music to describe a technique of playing wind instruments.
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Jan 30, 2024

What is the singular form of tongue?

The singular form is "tongue."
Harlon Moss
Jan 30, 2024

Which preposition is used with tongue?

Common prepositions used with "tongue" include "on" and "in," as in "on the tongue" or "in tongues."
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Jan 30, 2024

Why is it called tongue?

The word "tongue" comes from Old English "tunge," which means the organ of speech.
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Jan 30, 2024

Which vowel is used before tongue?

The vowel used before "tongue" is typically "e," as in "the tongue."
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Jan 30, 2024

Which conjunction is used with tongue?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used with "tongue," depending on the context.
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Jan 30, 2024

Is tongue an abstract noun?

No, "tongue" is a concrete noun, as it refers to a physical part of the body.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 30, 2024

What is the pronunciation of tongue?

"Tongue" is pronounced as /tʌŋ/.
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Jan 30, 2024

Is tongue a collective noun?

No, "tongue" is not a collective noun.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 30, 2024

What is the first form of tongue?

The first form is "tongue" (as a noun or verb base form).
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Jan 30, 2024

Which article is used with tongue?

The definite article "the" or the indefinite article "a" can be used, depending on context.
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Jan 30, 2024

Is tongue an adverb?

No, "tongue" is not an adverb.
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Jan 30, 2024

Is the word tongue imperative?

"Tongue" can be used in imperative sentences but is not inherently imperative.
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Jan 30, 2024

How many syllables are in tongue?

"Tongue" has one syllable.
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Jan 30, 2024

What is the plural form of tongue?

The plural form is "tongues."
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Jan 30, 2024

Is tongue a noun or adjective?

"Tongue" is primarily a noun.
Harlon Moss
Jan 30, 2024

Is tongue a negative or positive word?

"Tongue" is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
Janet White
Jan 30, 2024

Is the tongue term a metaphor?

"Tongue" can be used metaphorically, referring to language or style of speech.
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Jan 30, 2024

How do we divide tongue into syllables?

"Tongue" is a single syllable, not divided.
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Jan 30, 2024

What is a stressed syllable in tongue?

Since "tongue" has only one syllable, that syllable is stressed.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 30, 2024

What part of speech is tongue?

"Tongue" is a noun and occasionally a verb in specific contexts.
Janet White
Jan 30, 2024

What is the second form of tongue?

There is no traditional second form as "tongue" is not a regular verb.
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Jan 30, 2024

What is another term for tongue?

"Lingua" is a scientific term for tongue.
Harlon Moss
Jan 30, 2024

What is the opposite of tongue?

There is no direct opposite, but in terms of communication, "silence" could be considered opposite.
Harlon Moss
Jan 30, 2024

Which determiner is used with tongue?

Determiners like "the," "a," "my," or "your" can be used with "tongue."
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Jan 30, 2024

What is the third form of tongue?

Similarly, there is no third form for "tongue" as a verb.
Harlon Moss
Jan 30, 2024

How is tongue used in a sentence?

"The cat licked its tongue over the milk spilled on the floor."
Janet White
Jan 30, 2024

Is tongue a vowel or consonant?

"Tongue" is a noun, not a vowel or consonant.
Sara Rehman
Jan 30, 2024

Is tongue a countable noun?

Yes, "tongue" is a countable noun.
Harlon Moss
Jan 30, 2024
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