morsel

noun
mor·​sel | \ ˈmȯr-səl How to pronounce morsel (audio) \

Definition of morsel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a small piece of food : bite
2 : a small quantity : fragment
3a : a tasty dish
b : something delectable and pleasing
4 : a negligible person

morsel

verb
morseled or morselled; morseling or morselling

Definition of morsel (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to divide into or distribute in small pieces

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Synonyms for morsel

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of morsel in a Sentence

Noun the chef's cuisine is so good that diners will want to savor every morsel searching for any morsel of useful information
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Deerfield Beach eatery showcases the chicken thigh shaped morsel with a storied history. Arlene Borenstein-zuluaga, sun-sentinel.com, 16 Sep. 2021 But unlike lots of other online conspiracy theories, this one has a morsel of truth to it. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 31 Aug. 2021 And then, like a tiny little morsel of dessert, Scott Brooks and the Washington Wizards parted ways, another head-coaching job suddenly open. Arkansas Online, 17 June 2021 Not one of those measly Cuban castoffs slinking around in the streets looking for a morsel to eat, but a mastiff sitting in the front seat of a car, barking its head off at those who dare cross its path. Harper's Magazine, 20 July 2021 Grapes, too, hit their peak in August, which is when sugars in each little bite-sized morsel are at their concentrated tastiest. Leslie Barker, Dallas News, 1 Aug. 2021 And then, like a tiny little morsel of dessert, Scott Brooks and the Washington Wizards parted ways, another head-coaching job suddenly open. Arkansas Online, 17 June 2021 And then, like a tiny little morsel of dessert, Scott Brooks and the Washington Wizards parted ways, another head-coaching job suddenly open. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2021 Our test indicated that every morsel of grass goes into the bag. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 26 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The actual act of killing gets morseled out as a tension-creating Big Reveal, fodder for flashforwards and cliffhangers. Darren Franich, EW.com, 28 May 2020

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First Known Use of morsel

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for morsel

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of mors bite, from Latin morsus, from mordēre to bite — more at mordant

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

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22 Sep 2021

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“Morsel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morsel. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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morsel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of morsel

: a small piece of food

morsel

noun
mor·​sel | \ ˈmȯr-səl How to pronounce morsel (audio) \

Kids Definition of morsel

: a small amount : a little piece (as of food)

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