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morsel

noun mor·sel \ ˈmȯr-səl \
Updated on: 27 Nov 2017

Definition of morsel

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

Examples of morsel in a Sentence

  1. the chef's cuisine is so good that diners will want to savor every morsel

  2. searching for any morsel of useful information

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Origin and Etymology of morsel

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


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morsel

verb

Definition of morsel

morseled or morselled; morseling or morselling
transitive verb
: to divide into or distribute in small pieces

First Known Use of morsel

1598


MORSEL Defined for English Language Learners

morsel

noun

Definition of morsel for English Language Learners

  • : a small piece of food


MORSEL Defined for Kids

morsel

noun mor·sel \ ˈmȯr-səl \

Definition of morsel for Students

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


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