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morsel

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noun mor·sel \ˈmȯr-səl\

Simple Definition of morsel

  • : a small piece of food

Full Definition of morsel

  1. 1 :  a small piece of food :  bite

  2. 2 :  a small quantity :  fragment

  3. 3 a :  a tasty dish b :  something delectable and pleasing

  4. 4 :  a negligible person

Examples of morsel

  1. <the chef's cuisine is so good that diners will want to savor every morsel>

  2. <searching for any morsel of useful information>



Origin of morsel

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of mors bite, from Latin morsus, from mordēre to bite — more at mordant


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with morsel


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morsel

verb mor·sel

Definition of morsel

morseled or morselledmorsel·ing or morsel·ling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to divide into or distribute in small pieces



1598

First Known Use of morsel

1598


MORSEL Defined for Kids

morsel

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noun mor·sel \ˈmȯr-səl\

Definition of morsel

  1. :  a small amount :  a little piece (as of food)





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