\ 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 globby (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 Pull the strip between your thumb and forefinger to remove excess globs of paste. Adriana Balsamo, New York Times, "How to Make Your Own Coronavirus Piñata (and Then Smash It)," 9 May 2020 These particles are encased in globs of mucus, saliva, and water. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Everyone Thinks They’re Right About Masks," 1 Apr. 2020 In July, Nickelodeon sent up a glob of green slime to the space station as part of a publicity campaign by the children's television network to encourage young students to pursue science, tech and engineering fields. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "Adidas to launch footwear research into space so it can make better sneakers," 6 Mar. 2020 Curreri instructed everyone to take a glob of white paint, along with a little red and a little yellow. Brendan Fitzgerald, Longreads, "“I miss my body when it was ferocious” The Transfiguration of Paul Curreri," 14 Mar. 2020 Their goal is to track the motion of each individual atom in any jiggling glob on the virus’s surface. Sophia Chen, Wired, "To Beat Covid-19, Scientists Try to 'See' the Invisible Enemy," 8 Apr. 2020 The water has changed to an ominous color and begun filling with globs of algae. Lynn Johnson, National Geographic, "What's the ozone hole got to do with warming?," 5 Feb. 2020 The challenge asks participants to spray a glob of whipped cream onto their hand before tapping their wrist and launching the dollop directly into their mouths. Georgia Slater,, "Hoda Kotb Hilariously Nails the TikTok Whipped Cream Challenge: 'I Do Have a Secret Talent'," 21 Jan. 2020 Take a good-sized glob of J-B out of the jar and work it into the patch. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, "How to Clean a Rifle," 17 Jan. 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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25 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Glob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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How to pronounce glob (audio)

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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