ca·​rafe | \ kə-ˈraf How to pronounce carafe (audio) , -ˈräf How to pronounce carafe (audio) \

Definition of carafe

1 : a bottle with a flaring lip used to hold beverages and especially wine We ordered a carafe of wine with the meal.
2 : a usually glass container used to hold and serve coffee

Examples of carafe in a Sentence

We drank a carafe of wine.
Recent Examples on the Web The machine’s shower-head design saturates the grounds evenly, and its stainless steel carafe can hold up to eight cups at a time. Camryn Rabideau, Forbes, 6 July 2021 Slip inside Pizzu and order a pie and carafe du vin for a cozy night in an unpretentious, skate-themed setting. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 2 July 2021 The carafe is made from temperature-resistant glass and the entire maker won’t rust, chip, warp, or corrode. Tim Kohut, BGR, 24 May 2021 This sleek and sturdy carafe holds a whopping 2 liters of water. Sierra Guardiola, Southern Living, 28 Apr. 2021 Containing everything but the beans, this kit contains Blue Bottle’s signature dripper, carafe, filters and pour-over how-to guide. Margaux Lushing, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 The first seal hugs the glass carafe while the second one seals the top of the filter assembly. Tim Kohut, BGR, 24 May 2021 Remove the French press lid and place two tablespoons of medium-fine ground dark roast coffee in the bottom of the glass carafe. Cassidy Olsen, Good Housekeeping, 1 Apr. 2021 The steps are easy to follow and the glass carafe stores your milk in the refrigerator. Tamara Gane, Southern Living, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of carafe

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for carafe

French, from Italian caraffa, from Arabic gharrāfa

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23 Jul 2021

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“Carafe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of carafe

: a glass container that has a wide mouth and that is used to serve drinks (such as water or wine) during a meal also : the amount in a carafe


ca·​rafe | \ kə-ˈraf How to pronounce carafe (audio) \

Kids Definition of carafe

: a bottle that has a wide mouth and is used to hold water or beverages

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