carafe

noun ca·rafe \ kə-ˈraf , -ˈräf \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

  1. We drank a carafe of wine.

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Origin and Etymology of carafe

French, from Italian caraffa, from Arabic gharrāfa

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CARAFE Defined for English Language Learners

carafe

noun

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

carafe

noun ca·rafe \ kə-ˈraf \

Definition of carafe for Students

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


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