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 The special Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition is finished in select XO Cognac barrels and presented in a bespoke Baccarat crystal decanter. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "This Kentucky Distillery Is Honoring the Black Jockeys Who Changed the Derby Forever," 29 Apr. 2021 For entertainers: Vagnbys Wine Tower This is a decanter, aerator, server and centerpiece all in one! Alicia Cypress, USA TODAY, "21 gift ideas for the wine lover in your life," 16 Dec. 2020 Or take Woodford Reserve, which released its Baccarat Edition (above), in a gorgeous crystal decanter, for a cool $2,000. Nicolas Stecher, Robb Report, "The Market for Ultra-Premium American Whiskey Is Booming. Here’s Why.," 27 Mar. 2021 The elixir is housed in a 12-cut crystal diamond decanter that features eye-catching 24 karat gold foil around the neck. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, "A Bottle of Jay-Z’s D’USSÉ Cognac Just Sold for $52,000 at Sotheby’s," 15 Mar. 2021 Ian then uses a quick and audible slurping technique to coat the palette with the contents of each of the sample cups before spitting it out into a decanter. Brad Horrigan,, "Ovelle Coffee is Sasha Fay’s way of sharing her Jamaican heritage with her community," 13 Mar. 2021 Aerate your wine in just seconds with this decanter that opens up the aroma and flavor of the bottle. Popular Science, "These unique kitchen gadgets will make you a better and more creative cook," 6 Mar. 2021 The 11-ounce, dishwasher-safe glasses are part of a barware collection that includes matching highball glasses and a decanter. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Fluted Detailing Is the Trendy Texture That Adds Classic Style to Furnishings," 23 Feb. 2021 The award, an etched glass decanter, was presented to Oregon’s senior U.S. senator by the Oregon Winegrowers Association (OWA) at their annual membership meeting on Feb. 17. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Sen. Ron Wyden receives Oregon Wine Leadership Award," 20 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of decanter

1708, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2021

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“Decanter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of decanter

: a special glass bottle into which wine, whiskey, etc., is poured from its original bottle and from which it is served


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

Kids Definition of decanter

: an ornamental glass bottle used especially for serving wine

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