le fauci

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun, le fauci, which means jaws of an animal.

It is always in the plural (and it is feminine, too).

See the noun used below in its context:

L’anno scorso in un safari in Kenya abbiamo visto una scena da documentario: un leone non vedeva l’ora di mangiarsi la sua preda, inseguendola con le fauci spalancate. Per fortuna la gazzella è riuscita a sfuggirgli con un balzo rapido e improvviso!

Last year on safari in Kenya we saw a documentary-like scene: a lion couldn’t wait to eat his prey, following it with its gaping jaws. Luckily, the gazelle was able to get away from it with a quick and sudden leap!