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 Once your grounds sit for 12 to 24 hours and are strained, the 32-ounce carafe will have enough coffee concentrate for about 14 cups. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 6 Sep. 2022 This absolutely beautiful decanter was inspired by an 18th-century carafe. Lettie Teague, WSJ, 1 Sep. 2022 This French press features a soft non-slip carafe handle that feels comfortable and sturdy. Myo Quinn, Good Housekeeping, 14 July 2022 This machine is average size, and a little bulky, but the carafe was insulated, which is a nice touch. Rennie Dyball,, 11 July 2022 The wines come primarily from California, the spirits list includes more than 30 Japanese whiskies and a unique sake list features six available by the carafe and 40 by the bottle. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 29 July 2022 Bond and Tilly picnic on sausages and bread at Lyon, then have dinner at Bavaria Brasserie and enjoy enzian (gentian schnaaps) washed down with Löwenbrau, choucroute garni and Gruyère with a carafe of Swiss Fendant du Valais. John Mariani, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 The coffee maker offers three brew styles—classic, rich, and over-ice—and nine preset brew sizes for ground coffee, from a small cup to a travel mug to a full carafe. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 21 July 2022 Add the ground coffee to the carafe and then the hot water. Myo Quinn, Good Housekeeping, 14 July 2022 See More

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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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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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