carafe

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noun ca·rafe \kə-ˈraf, -ˈräf\

Definition of carafe

  1. 1 :  a bottle with a flaring lip (see 1lip 4a) used to hold beverages and especially wine <We ordered a carafe of wine with the meal.>

  2. 2 :  a usually glass container used to hold and serve coffee <The carafe held 10 cups of coffee.>

Examples of carafe in a sentence

  1. We drank a carafe of wine.

Origin and Etymology of carafe

French, from Italian caraffa, from Arabic gharrāfa


First Known Use: 1767

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CARAFE Defined for English Language Learners

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noun ca·rafe \kə-ˈraf, -ˈräf\

Definition of carafe for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CARAFE Defined for Kids

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noun ca·rafe \kə-ˈraf\

Definition of carafe for Students

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



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