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goblet

Syllabification: gob·let
Pronunciation: /ˈɡäblət
 
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Definition of goblet in English:

noun

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.
Synonyms
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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with goblet

rodlet

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