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Toung vs. Tongue: Decoding the Right Spelling

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By Shumaila Saeed || Published on January 14, 2024
"Toung is incorrect spelling while Tongue is correct, the latter referring to the muscular organ in the mouth used for tasting, swallowing, and speech."
Toung vs. Tongue

Which is correct: Toung or Tongue

How to spell Tongue?

Toung is Incorrect

Tongue is Correct

How to remember correct spelling of Tongue?

Visualize the word “Tongue” and its unique spelling each time you taste something.
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Associate “Tongue” with the word “longue,” as both share the 'ongue' ending.
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Think of “Tongue” as having a 'gue' ending, similar to 'league' or 'vogue'.
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Remember the phrase “Tongue in the mouth, ‘u’ before ‘g’” to recall the order of letters.
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Create a small rhyme: “In your mouth, it snugly stows, remember ‘tongue’ with a ‘g’ it goes.”
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Tongue Definitions

The muscular organ in the mouth, used for tasting, swallowing, and speaking.
She burned her tongue tasting the hot soup.
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A language or dialect spoken by a particular group or nation.
English is her mother tongue.
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The ability to articulate thoughts and feelings in speech.
He lost his tongue in front of the large audience.
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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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An analogous organ or part in invertebrate animals, as in certain insects or mollusks.
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The tongue of an animal, such as a cow, used as food.
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A spoken language or dialect.
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Speech; talk
If there is goodness in your heart, it will come to your tongue.
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The act or power of speaking
She had no tongue to answer.
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Tongues Speech or vocal sounds produced in a state of religious ecstasy.
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Style or quality of utterance
Her sharp tongue.
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The bark or baying of a hunting dog that sees game
The dog gave tongue when the fox came through the hedge.
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The vibrating end of a reed in a wind instrument.
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A flame.
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The flap of material under the laces or buckles of a shoe.
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A spit of land; a promontory.
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A bell clapper.
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The harnessing pole attached to the front axle of a horse-drawn vehicle.
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A protruding strip along the edge of a board that fits into a matching groove on the edge of another board.
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(Music) To separate or articulate (notes played on a brass or wind instrument) by shutting off the stream of air with the tongue.
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To touch or lick with the tongue.
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To give (someone) a French-kiss.
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To provide (a board) with a tongue.
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To join by means of a tongue and groove.
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(Archaic) To scold.
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(Music) To articulate notes on a brass or wind instrument.
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To project
A spit of land tonguing into the bay.
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The flexible muscular organ in the mouth that is used to move food around, for tasting and that is moved into various positions to modify the flow of air from the lungs in order to produce different sounds in speech.
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This organ, as taken from animals used for food (especially cows).
Cold tongue with mustard
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Any similar organ, such as the lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk; the proboscis of a moth or butterfly; or the lingua of an insect.
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(metonym) A language.
He was speaking in his native tongue.
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(obsolete) Speakers of a language, collectively.
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(obsolete) Voice the distinctive sound of a person's speech; accent distinctive manner of pronouncing a language.
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Manner of speaking, often habitually.
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(metonym) A person speaking in a specified manner (most often plural).
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The power of articulate utterance; speech generally.
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(obsolete) Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
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Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
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(obsolete) Honourable discourse; eulogy.
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Glossolalia.
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In a shoe, the flap of material that goes between the laces and the foot (so called because it resembles a tongue in the mouth).
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Any large or long physical protrusion on an automotive or machine part or any other part that fits into a long groove on another part.
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A projection, or slender appendage or fixture.
The tongue of a buckle, or of a balance
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A long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or lake.
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The pole of a vehicle; especially, the pole of an ox cart, to the end of which the oxen are yoked.
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The clapper of a bell.
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(figuratively) An individual point of flame from a fire.
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A small sole (type of fish).
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(nautical) A short piece of rope spliced into the upper part of standing backstays, etc.; also, the upper main piece of a mast composed of several pieces.
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(music) A reed.
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(geology) A division of formation; A layer or member of a formation that pinches out in one direction.
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On a wind instrument, to articulate a note by starting the air with a tap of the tongue, as though by speaking a 'd' or 't' sound (alveolar plosive).
Playing wind instruments involves tonguing on the reed or mouthpiece.
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(slang) To manipulate with the tongue, as in kissing or oral sex.
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To protrude in relatively long, narrow sections.
A soil horizon that tongues into clay
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To talk; to prate.
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To speak; to utter.
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To chide; to scold.
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An organ situated in the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates and connected with the hyoid arch.
To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
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The power of articulate utterance; speech.
Parrots imitating human tongue.
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Honorable discourse; eulogy.
She was born noble; let that title find her a private grave, but neither tongue nor honor.
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A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English tongue.
Whose tongue thou shalt not understand.
To speak all tongues.
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Speech; words or declarations only; - opposed to thoughts or actions.
My little children, let us love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
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A people having a distinct language.
A will gather all nations and tongues.
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The lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk.
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Any small sole.
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That which is considered as resembing an animal's tongue, in position or form.
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A projection, or slender appendage or fixture; as, the tongue of a buckle, or of a balance.
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A projection on the side, as of a board, which fits into a groove.
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A point, or long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or a lake.
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A short piece of rope spliced into the upper part of standing backstays, etc.; also. the upper main piece of a mast composed of several pieces.
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To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
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To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards together.
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To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
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A mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
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A human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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Any long thin projection that is transient;
Tongues of flame licked at the walls
Rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark
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A manner of speaking;
He spoke with a thick tongue
She has a glib tongue
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A narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
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The tongue of certain animals used as meat
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The flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot
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Metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
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Articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
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Lick or explore with the tongue
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A projecting strip on a part fitting into a groove on another part.
The carpenter fitted the tongue of the floorboard into the groove.
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The expressive or persuasive power in speech or writing.
Her tongue is sharp, making her an effective debater.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

Can 'Tongue' refer to something other than the organ in the mouth?

Yes, 'Tongue' can also refer to a language or a specific way of speaking.
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What does 'Tongue' refer to?

'Tongue' refers to the muscular organ in the mouth used for tasting, swallowing, and speech.
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Is 'Tongue' a noun or a verb?

'Tongue' is primarily a noun but can also be used as a verb meaning to articulate or pronounce.
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Does 'Tongue' have any synonyms?

Yes, synonyms for 'Tongue' include language, lingo, or dialect when referring to speech.
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Is 'Tongue' used in both British and American English?

Yes, 'Tongue' is used in both British and American English with the same spelling.
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What is the adjective form of 'Tongue'?

The adjective form is 'tongued,' as in 'fork-tongued' or 'silver-tongued.'
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Is the pronunciation of 'Tongue' intuitive from its spelling?

The pronunciation of 'Tongue' might not seem intuitive due to the silent 'ue' at the end.
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Can 'Tongue' be used metaphorically?

Yes, 'Tongue' can be used metaphorically, as in "having a sharp tongue" for speaking harshly.
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How do you use 'Tongue' in a sentence?

'Tongue' can be used like, "She speaks in her native tongue."
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Can 'Tongue' be pluralized?

Yes, the plural form is 'tongues.'
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What is the correct spelling between 'Toung' and 'Tongue'?

The correct spelling is 'Tongue.' 'Toung' is a common misspelling.
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What is the origin of the word 'Tongue'?

The word 'Tongue' originates from Old English 'tunge,' which means the organ of speech.
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How can I remember the spelling of 'Tongue'?

Associate 'Tongue' with words like 'league' or 'vogue' that also have the 'gue' ending.
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Is 'Tongue' a regular or irregular noun?

'Tongue' is a regular noun.
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Is 'Tongue' related to the sense of taste?

Yes, the tongue is the primary organ associated with the sense of taste.
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