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 Using a pour-over filter, brew double-strength coffee directly over a carafe of ice. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "6 ways to treat yourself to frozen coffee this summer," 6 July 2020 Gabe brought a new carafe before Harvey could shout for him. Emma Cline, The New Yorker, "White Noise," 1 June 2020 Wine flights will be served in carafes to limit the need for staff to be in close proximity to customers while pouring. Esther Mobley,, "23 Sonoma County wineries that are open for visitors this weekend," 29 May 2020 The coffee is then held at optimal coffee temperature (around 200 degrees Fahrenheit) in a double-walled carafe. Tony Vaz, Popular Science, "Smart, good-looking coffee makers for your daily grind," 10 Sep. 2019 The brunch menu includes chicken and waffles, breakfast pastries and carafe mimosas. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout, dine-in meals for Mother’s Day," 4 May 2020 The Jeffrey This neighborhood spot has a Cinco de Mayo lineup that includes tacos for two, $8 a serving, 750 milliliters of margaritas for $25, and a taco party for 10 including a carafe of margaritas, $80. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Mexican Fare, Available for Takeout and Delivery," 28 Apr. 2020 Maintaining heat in a large-volume warmer takes top-notch materials, so look for stainless-steel carafes that are easy to clean. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Ways to Keep Your Coffee Piping Hot," 15 Apr. 2020 Instead of resting on a heating element, coffee is brewed into an insulated carafe that is typically vacuum sealed. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, "15 Types of Coffee Makers and How to Find the Best One for You," 8 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of carafe was in 1767

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10 Jul 2020

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“Carafe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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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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