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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [faw-seez]
    • /ˈfɔ siz/
    • /ˈfɔːsiːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [faw-seez]
    • /ˈfɔ siz/

Definitions of fauces word

  • noun plural fauces Anatomy. the cavity at the back of the mouth, leading into the pharynx. 1
  • noun plural fauces a vestibule of an ancient Roman house. 1
  • noun fauces The arched opening at the back of the mouth leading to the pharynx. 1
  • noun fauces the area between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, including the surrounding tissues 0
  • noun fauces the passage leading from the back of the mouth into the pharynx 0
  • noun fauces (anatomy) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue. 0

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Origin of fauces

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin

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Parts of speech for Fauces


fauces popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fauces usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fauces

noun fauces

  • gullet — the esophagus.
  • maw — mother1 .
  • passage — a slow, cadenced trot executed with great elevation of the feet and characterized by a moment of suspension before the feet strike the ground.
  • gorge — to swallow, especially greedily.
  • larynx — Anatomy. a muscular and cartilaginous structure lined with mucous membrane at the upper part of the trachea in humans, in which the vocal cords are located.

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