\ 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

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To be sure, a glass of shubat of any type, with its sour tang and mysterious globs of milk fat, can be difficult for the uninitiated to get down. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "How Many Humps on a Camel? In Kazakhstan, It’s Complicated," 1 Sep. 2019 Which is to say, somewhere amidst the crushed sesame seed buns, asymmetrical lettuce distribution, great globs of mayo and sad hot-house tomatoes, there was, indeed, something brownish gray that tasted like meat. al, "Let’s get real about fake meat," 14 Aug. 2019 So naturally, five minutes later, your significant other proceeds to drop a healthy-sized glob of it on your living room's silvery-gray carpet. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "This Carpet Stain Remover Is Literal Magic," 22 Aug. 2019 Forest’s group also made the doughnut eject elongated globs of plasma known as plasmoids. Sophia Chen, WIRED, "Physicists Made a Blazing Hot Plasma Doughnut to Study Solar Wind," 29 July 2019 Their bright reddish-pink eggs are easy to identify and are laid in glob-like in groupings of 200 to 600. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "An Invasive Species of Giant Snail is Plaguing One Texas Community," 24 July 2019 The movie is full of stereotypes, actively offensive toward nearly every American subgroup, and occasionally disgusting—at one point, pageant hopefuls, hanging over hotel balconies, vomit pink globs of shellfish en masse. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "“Drop Dead Gorgeous,” Which Is Finally Streaming, Is Possibly My Favorite Movie of All Time," 5 July 2019 Ninety-nine million years ago in what's now Myanmar, a glob of tree resin oozed onto a beach. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "This ancient sea creature fossilized in tree resin. How'd that happen?," 13 May 2019 Robust stands of oak arch over the footpath that’s lined with lupine and globs of russet basalt that confirm the hill’s volcanic origins. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "You'll probably have the summit to yourself on this shady summer hike," 7 June 2019

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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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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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