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 of carafe from the Web
Here two additional pairs of blades grind stuff in the center—not just at the bottom—of the carafe, doing the job faster and more completely than the Vitamix.
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Origin and Etymology of carafe
French, from Italian caraffa, from Arabic gharrāfa
First Known Use: 1767
CARAFE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of carafe for Students
: a bottle that has a wide mouth and is used to hold water or beverages
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