gob·​let | \ ˈgä-blət How to pronounce goblet (audio) \

Definition of goblet

1 archaic : a bowl-shaped drinking vessel without handles
2 : a drinking vessel (as of glass) with a foot and stem — compare tumbler

Examples of goblet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Retreating to the women’s college, she would be greeted by a dinner of plain beef and sprouts, with prunes for dessert, while the male scholars were fortified by sole and partridges and bottomless goblets of wine. Ruth Franklin, Harper's Magazine, "Splinters and Mosaics," 25 May 2020 My mom, clutching her requisite goblet of red wine, would stand next to the stove, intuitively turning the heat up and down to get it to that ideal thicker-than-soup-but-not-quite-sauce texture. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "The Creamy-Sour Soup I Need On All Sick Days (And Winter, In General)," 24 Feb. 2020 Rachel, eyes downcast, lips pouted, sheepishly returned the spoon and goblet. Washington Post, "Gene Weingarten: When the steaks are high, you act on your gut," 5 Dec. 2019 Your teacher will guide you through a full tablescape design, using plates, menu cards, candles, goblets, and other props to create a coordinated look. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "Treat Yourself to One of These Fabulous Floral Workshops," 10 Feb. 2020 If your dishwasher has goblet or stem clips, make sure to use those for more fragile pieces, like wine glasses. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "How to Load a Dishwasher the Right Way, Once and for All," 6 Mar. 2020 There is a lot of drinking on this show — as is common on reality dating shows — except here, the drinking often happens via golden goblets. Elahe Izadi, Washington Post, "‘Love is Blind’ has left us with pressing questions about pod smells and wine-drinking dogs," 27 Feb. 2020 The Daily Mail also published photos of the table settings at the reception, which included simple white chairs and neutral table cloths accompanied by pops of pink and green flora and crystal-clear wine goblets. BostonGlobe.com, "Here’s a look at what has been reported about Lawrence’s nuptials.," 20 Oct. 2019 The 36-ounce cocktail is a mix of silver rum and fresh fruit juices topped with watermelon candy and fresh mint leaves, served in a smoking goblet. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Opening Day tops this week’s events," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of goblet

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for goblet

Middle English gobelet, from Anglo-French goblet

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The first known use of goblet was in the 14th century

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“Goblet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goblet. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of goblet

: a container used for drinking liquids that has a round bowl on top of a stem attached to a flat base


gob·​let | \ ˈgä-blət How to pronounce goblet (audio) \

Kids Definition of goblet

: a drinking glass with a foot and stem

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