de·​cant·​er | \ di-ˈkan-tər How to pronounce decanter (audio) , dē- \

Definition of decanter

: a vessel used to decant or to receive decanted liquids especially : an ornamental glass bottle used for serving wine

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Examples of decanter in a Sentence

The waiter served us wine from an elegant decanter.
Recent Examples on the Web Dress up his bar cart with this custom glassware set, which comes with a whiskey decanter and two glasses. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 26 July 2022 Conrad even carried the story through to the bottle — using a decanter as inspiration for the bottle itself and her favorite roses as the top. Hedy Phillips,, 19 July 2022 The rum comes in a crystal decanter housed inside a wooden box made by Glencairn Crystal Studio in Scotland. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 18 July 2022 This mezcal uses the rare papalote agave to highlight the terroir of the Mexican state of Guerrero while the decanter, pays homage to the region's culture. Barrel-aging cocktails at home is a way to take your mixology to the next level. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 14 July 2022 The design of the crystal decanter, created by Marc Larminaux, Lalique’s Artistic and Creative Director, is an artistic interpretation of the agave plant. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 11 July 2022 The bottle design is an unconventional spin on the familiar, a blue ceramic decanter with a natural cork that is meant to create a one-of-a-kind acoustic note when removed. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 10 June 2022 The sleek bottle takes its inspiration from a vintage decanter that caught Feig’s eye in a second-hand shop, and the formulation is the product of meticulous testing and tweaking. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 26 May 2022 From a personalized whiskey decanter to a beard grooming kit to a mini waffle maker, the best birthday gift for the man in your life is out there (and yes, there are plenty of gift ideas under $20 that are sure to make his day, too). Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 9 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of decanter

1708, in the meaning defined above

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“Decanter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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de·​cant·​er | \ di-ˈkan-tər How to pronounce decanter (audio) \

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: an ornamental glass bottle used especially for serving wine

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