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

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Once the consomme was poured into the goblet, the table was asked to flip our hourglasses so that the prawn meat could poach in the hot liquid. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "In fine dining, soup is the ultimate humblebrag," 2 Sep. 2019 The two museums collaborated on an exhibit, and afterwards the goblet was sent in pieces to Malbork and reassembled for display. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Follow the Ancient Amber Road," 29 Aug. 2019 There was a small display with three cut-crystal goblets. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "The Weaponization of National Belonging, from Nazi Germany to Trump," 21 July 2019 Served in a smoking goblet, the 36-ounce cocktail is a mixture of Silver Rum and fresh fruit juices topped with watermelon candy and fresh mint leaves. Carolina Gusman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Little Italy bids arrivederci Ferragosto, its biggest and final bash," 15 Aug. 2019 Some restaurants woo summertime vacationers with goblet-size margaritas, flashy raw bars, and sweeping views of the sea. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Flo’s hot dogs are a vacation in a bun," 23 July 2019 Lena Headey got love for gazing into the distance and holding a goblet with style. Los Angeles Times, "Rhea Seehorn is the best thing about ‘Better Call Saul.’ So where’s her Emmy nomination?," 16 July 2019 Lindt chocolate bonbons served as table centerpieces along with goblets of Fiji Water. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "The Stars Aligned for Last Night’s Independent Filmmaker Project’s 28th Annual Gotham Awards," 27 Nov. 2018 While the cast ate from wooden bowls and swigged from goblets (except for Tormund, who chugged his drink from a horn), the coffee cup was definitely out of place. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Rogue Coffee Cup in Game of Thrones Has Been Edited Out," 7 May 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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goblet cell


go blind

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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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