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 The second is a goblet full of cardamom, ginger and Chardonnay syrup, lychee and elderflower liqueurs, apple rose water and lemon juice. Jenn Harris Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2021 Made by cells lining the interior of the intestine called goblet cells, this type of mucus detaches as food brushes past the gut's inner walls, making foods slippery and easier to pass through. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 24 June 2021 Each goblet is unique and has different angles, which create a beautiful design on your bar. Emma Reynolds, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Goblet Clean Start with a goblet clean, a two-handed move that consists of lifting a kettlebell from the floor to chest height in one swift motion, and then open up outwards into a sumo squat series. Precious Lee, Vogue, 15 Apr. 2021 This is not exactly a surfboard or a wine goblet or a vintage anything, but Dover’s Monster Trophy has to be among the best. Michelle R. Martinelli, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2021 Bats are often asymptomatic hosts of coronaviruses, but goblet cells in humans can provide an ideal environment for pathogens to multiply. Eleanor Cummins, Science, 4 Dec. 2020 And at the end of her show, Queen Buteau holds up her queen-sized goblet to toast us all. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2020 The king fills a goblet with milk to indicate that his realm is full. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 2 Oct. 2020

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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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21 Jul 2021

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“Goblet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goblet. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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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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