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O Christ, on you the many-eyed cherubim are unable to look because of the glory of your countenance, yet out of your love you accepted spittle on your face. Remove the shame from my face, and grant me to have an unashamed face before you at the time of prayer.
Isaac of Nineveh

Meaning of "spittle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPITTLE

Old English spǣtl saliva.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPITTLE

spittle  [ˈspɪtəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPITTLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spittle is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPITTLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

spittle

Saliva

Saliva is a watery substance located in the mouths of animals, secreted by the salivary glands. Human saliva is 99.5% water, while the other 0.5% consists of electrolytes, mucus, glycoproteins, enzymes, and antibacterial compounds such as secretory IgA and lysozyme. The enzymes found in saliva are essential in beginning the process of digestion of dietary starches and fats. These enzymes also play a role in breaking down food particles entrapped within dental crevices, protecting teeth from bacterial decay. Furthermore, saliva serves a lubricative function, wetting food and permitting the initiation of swallowing, and protecting the mucosal surfaces of the oral cavity from desiccation. Various species have special uses for saliva that go beyond predigestion. Some swifts use their gummy saliva to build nests. Aerodramus nests are prized for use in bird's nest soup. Cobras, vipers, and certain other members of the venom clade hunt with venomous saliva injected by fangs. Some arthropods, such as spiders and caterpillars, create thread from salivary glands.

Definition of spittle in the English dictionary

The definition of spittle in the dictionary is the fluid secreted in the mouth; saliva or spit. Other definition of spittle is Also called: cuckoo spit, frog spit. the frothy substance secreted on plants by the larvae of certain froghoppers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPITTLE


acropetal
əˈkrɒpɪtəl
basipetal
beɪˈsɪpɪtəl
bicipital
baɪˈsɪpɪtəl
capital
ˈkæpɪtəl
Capitol
ˈkæpɪtəl
centripetal
sɛnˈtrɪpɪtəl
digital
ˈdɪdʒɪtəl
hospital
ˈhɒspɪtəl
lickspittle
ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl
little
ˈlɪtəl
multicipital
ˌmʌltɪˈsɪpɪtəl
multihospital
ˌmʌltɪˈhɒspɪtəl
noncapital
ˌnɒnˈkæpɪtəl
nonhospital
ˌnɒnˈhɒspɪtəl
occipital
ɒkˈsɪpɪtəl
posthospital
ˌpəʊstˈhɒspɪtəl
pulpital
ˈpʊlpɪtəl
quadricipital
ˌkwɒdrɪˈsɪpɪtəl
spital
ˈspɪtəl
suboccipital
ˌsʌbɒkˈsɪpɪtəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPITTLE

spitchcock
spitcher
spite
spiteful
spitefully
spitefulness
spitfire
Spithead
Spitsbergen
spitsticker
spitted
spitter
spitting
spitting distance
spitting image
spitting snake
spittle insect
spittlebug
spittoon
spitz

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPITTLE

battle
belittle
bottle
brittle
cuittle
Doolittle
embrittle
frog spittle
kittle
knittle
little by little
no little
not a little
quite a little
skittle
smittle
tittle
toad spittle
vittle
whittle

Synonyms and antonyms of spittle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «spittle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPITTLE

Find out the translation of spittle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spittle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spittle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

吐沫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

saliva
570 millions of speakers

English

spittle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

थूक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البصاق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плевок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

saliva
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লালা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crachat
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Spittle
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Speichel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spittle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước dải
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உமிழ்நீரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्प्रिट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tükürük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

saliva
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ślina
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плювок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scuipat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σάλιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

speeksel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spott
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spytt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spittle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPITTLE»

The term «spittle» is regularly used and occupies the 99.873 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPITTLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spittle

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QUOTES WITH «SPITTLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spittle.
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Isaac of Nineveh
O Christ, on you the many-eyed cherubim are unable to look because of the glory of your countenance, yet out of your love you accepted spittle on your face. Remove the shame from my face, and grant me to have an unashamed face before you at the time of prayer.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPITTLE»

Discover the use of spittle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spittle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Imagery in Sport
The text includes the following: -Sample scripts, preperformance suggestions, and sport-specific and site-specific tips -Presentation and critical analysis of 10 well-known theoretical frameworks for understanding imagery -A full chapter ...
Tony Morris, Michael Spittle, Anthony P. Watt, 2005
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Nipple Confusion, Uncoordinated Pooping, and Spittle: The ...
With "Nipple Confusion, Uncoordinated Pooping, and Spittle: The Life of a Newborn's Father, " Roger Friedman wonderfully captures all of his daughter's firsts in an often humorous, sometimes poignant, and occasionally grown-up manner.
Roger Friedman, 2010
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Cercopid Spittle Bugs of the New World (Hemiptera, ...
These are commonly referred to as either Spittle-bus, due to the watery excreta produced by the young, or Frog-hoppers referring to their great ability to jump.
Gervásio Silva Carvalho, Michael D. Webb, 2005
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Dust, Spittle and Wind
Sanya Osha. Dust, Spittle Dust, Spittle & Wind& Wind Sanya Osha Sanya Osha Dust, Spittle and Wind Sanya Osha Langaa Research & Publishing. Cover.
Sanya Osha, 2011
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Diary of the Rev. Solomon Spittle
SOLOMON SPITTLE. 9 Lighted our cigars, and sat down for a little chat —very refreshing after protracted theological labors. Wife sent to request the study windows might be opened, to let the smoke out, as there was company in the parlor, ...
Lucius Manlius Sargent, 1854
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The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion
Spittle tabooed, — The same fear of witchcraft which has led so many people to hide or destroy their loose hair and nails has induced other or the same people to treat their spittle in a like fashion. For on the principles of sympathetic magic the ...
James George Frazer, 2009
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New Scientist
"Atherosclerosis (and therefore coronary thrombosis) is a vitamin C deficiency disease" says Constance Spittle, consultant pathologist at the Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield. Dr Spittle is forced to this conclusion after a series of ...
8
The Miracles Of Jesus
among these forces by spittle; it can be employed both for good and for evil, positively or negatively. Not only the deity, but also the devil can make use of it. x The Assyrians had a "spittle of life" and a "spittle of death." 2 Babylonian inscriptions ...
Hendrik van der Loos, 1968
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Popular Science
confervaceous vegetation, commonly found floating on the surface of pools and sluggish streams, and known by the vulgar name of " frog-spit/' is used as an application for inflamed eyes, no doubt in the full belief that, as a kind of spittle, ...
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Field Guide to Insects of South Africa
Named for nymphs' unusual habit of living in a ball of spittle (2), produced by mixing air with copious anal secretions derived from plant sap. The spittle probably protects them from predators, parasitoids and from drying out. Some nymphs live ...
Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths, Alan Weaving, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPITTLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spittle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Canadians Ames, Spittle, Rutledge and James join Shaw Charity …
Calgary's Stephen Ames and Darryl James, along with fellow Canadians Rod Spittle and Jim Rutledge, have joined the field for next week's Shaw Charity ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
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81-year-old Patrick Spittle has his first winner on the racecourse …
Patrick Spittle purchased The Kvilleken short of two weeks before the Martin Keighley-trained individual finally put his best foot forward at Stratford, a place ... «Gloucester Citizen, Jul 15»
3
Spittle Becomes Pitco President
Multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer Middleby Corporation promoted Steve Spittle to president of its Pitco brand. Spittle previously served as Pitco's ... «Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, May 15»
4
In Focus | Devon Spittle of Okanagan Flyboard
In Focus posted April 21, 2015 by Anita Sthankiya. In Focus | Devon Spittle of Okanagan Flyboard. In Focus is our gift to the community. A way for us to help ... «KelownaNow, Apr 15»
5
Royal Army Medical Corps reservist Corporal Ben Spittle, from …
Corporal Ben Spittle, 30, from Dartford, a reservist with the Royal Army Medical Corps, treated 15 casualties after a fire fight broke out during an operation to ... «Kent Online, Feb 15»
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Bart Bryant has rare double-eagle
Playing in the final group, Bryant finished with a 3-under 69 to join Paul Goydos, Tom Pernice Jr. and Canada's Rod Spittle atop the leader board at 9-under 135. «ESPN, Feb 15»
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SPITTLE SPATTER as America weighs into FCC net neut shoutgasm
Roundup This morning, FCC bigcheese Tom Wheeler outlined his plans for firm net neutrality rules - and hence, the regulation of internet access. The issue has ... «The Register, Feb 15»
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Greece: Once Upon a Spittle
It was their spittle that I was after. The Greeks believe the gesture of spitting wards off misfortune and stops the power of the Evil Eye. The tradition is a simple ... «Huffington Post, Dec 14»
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LOGAN'S ALLEY
Rod Spittle starts a conversation by saying sorry a lot on this Sunday night. At home in Ohio and awaiting a reporter's call, he was aghast to learn that his phone, ... «SCOREGolf, Nov 14»
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Rod Spittle secures full status for 2015 Champions Tour
Spittle won the the Champion Tour's AT&T Championship back in 2010 but needed to go to q-school to secure his playing privileges after finishing 50th on the ... «The Globe and Mail, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Spittle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spittle>. Jun 2020 ».
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