\ ˈgläb How to pronounce glob (audio) \

Definition of glob

1 : a small drop : blob
2 : a usually large and rounded mass

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Other Words from glob

globby \ ˈglä-​bē How to pronounce glob (audio) \ adjective

Examples of glob in a Sentence

A glob of ice cream was stuck to his mustache. found a glob of chewing gum under my theater seat
Recent Examples on the Web Documented in a video on Instagram, Johnson keeps his eyes closed while his daughter stands in front of him holding a piece of tinfoil with a glob of peanut butter in the center. Tristan Balagtas,, 6 Feb. 2022 So although in most pictures the Great Red Spot looks like a glob of marinara, in natural color the giant storm is more of a dusty rose. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 3 Feb. 2022 In the clip, Johnson keeps his eyes closed while his daughter stands in front of him holding a piece of tinfoil with a glob of peanut butter in the center. Georgia Slater,, 24 Jan. 2022 The Steelers are like a glob of gum on the bottom of your shoe. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 18 Dec. 2021 That glob gets passed to elf No. 2 who, with a rolling pin, flattens it into a kind of sheet. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 16 Dec. 2021 In the case of mRNA vaccines (including the ones currently being used against COVID-19), the mRNA is coated in a wee glob of fat called a lipid nanoparticle. Sam Jones, Scientific American, 16 Nov. 2021 For one, period clots can happen during that lovely time of the month, and the jelly-like glob doesn’t usually come out in a tidy little splash. Korin Miller, SELF, 6 Oct. 2021 The defender’s eyes flutter close contentedly as Alicia Valdez winds three strands of his hair together, balancing a glob of Shine ‘n Jam gel on her wrist and a metal pick in her palm. Julia Poe,, 1 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of glob

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for glob

perhaps blend of globe and blob

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“Glob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of glob

: a roundish drop of something soft or wet : blob a glob of whipped cream

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