\ 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 That’s all well and good, but the memorable scene comes when C.C. takes Fran out for sushi for her first time and Fran mistakes a glob of wasabi for mustard. Rebecca Caplan, Vulture, "15 Essential Episodes of The Nanny," 23 Apr. 2021 Once the gum is frozen solid, use a spoon to lift up the glob, then use scissors or sharp knife to cut the carpet strands as close as possible to the gum. Brett Martin, Popular Mechanics, "10 Carpet-Cleaning Secrets From the Pros," 9 Apr. 2021 One slat even has a glob of gum still stuck to it, painted over. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Mentor couple’s home a haven for creative bottle-openers craft (photos)," 1 Mar. 2021 Remember when the closest thing to covering up a mysterious purple and blue bruise or the tiny wrist tattoo was with a glob of concealer or pantyhose that weren't a very convincing skin-tone match? Talia Gutierrez, Allure, "The Best Body Body Makeup to Cover Basically Anything," 28 Feb. 2021 Soon Robbie May emerged from the bathroom and into the living room, dressed and ready to go but for a blue glob on his face. oregonlive, "Isolation and anger: How the coronavirus pandemic challenges Oregonians with developmental disabilities," 10 Oct. 2020 Chef Serigne Mbaye focuses on the food of Senegal and its connection to cuisines around the glob. Will Coviello,, "Upcoming food and drink events in New Orleans," 21 Sep. 2020 Not at him, perhaps, but at the sight of a glob of saliva being propelled from his mouth? Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Leave your water bottle at home," 18 Sep. 2020 Then place the slats in position, apply a glob of construction adhesive, and screw the slats to the supports [3]. George Retseck, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build a Firewood Shack," 12 Sep. 2020

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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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2 May 2021

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“Glob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of glob

informal : a large, round drop of something soft or wet


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Kids Definition of glob

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

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