Share this entry
goblet Syllabification: gob·let
Pronunciation: /ˈɡäblət/

Definition of goblet in English:


1A drinking glass with a foot and a stem.
Example sentences
  • Then the break ended and she was back to washing the gold rimmed china and crystal goblets and glasses, cleaning the sterling silver and stainless steel, it was endless.
  • Although I am not a fan of the huge oversized glasses commonly employed, I am happy to see the quality of the glassware has increased immensely, with clumsy, shallow glass goblets being replaced by more appropriate crystal stems.
  • Without hesitating, she strode to the pillar supporting the glass chalice and firmly grasped the goblet by the stem.
1.1 archaic A metal or glass bowl-shaped drinking cup, sometimes with a foot and a cover.
Example sentences
  • She tried unsuccessfully to catch the metal goblet before it landed on the floor.
  • There was a machete, a dagger, two metal goblets, and a dark green cloth bag.
  • The exhibition is on view until December 31 and includes ceramics, bone and metal implements, goblets, pitchers, fragments of marionettes, and Chinese porcelain.


Late Middle English: from Old French gobelet, diminutive of gobel 'cup', of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with goblet

Definition of goblet in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources