A shallow dish, typically having a circular indentation in the center, on which a cup is placed.
More example sentences
- The cabinets should be able to store a generous stack of plates, cups, saucers, and bowls.
- And after dinner, he jumps up and picks up the cups and the saucers and the plates and comes in the kitchen.
- The tray has a teapot, two little bowls and two saucers with pretty looking beancurd sweets in them.
Middle English (denoting a condiment dish): from Old French saussier(e) 'sauceboat', probably suggested by late Latin salsarium.
have eyes like saucers
- Have one’s eyes opened wide in amazement.More example sentences
- All the while, her eyes were wide as saucers and her mouth gaped open.
- Her eyes grow wide as saucers and she takes another cautious bite.
- Again, Alana's eyes were like saucers and she gave him a dirty look.
- More example sentences
- Tewkesbury saucer batters are small baked puddings made by quickly baking two saucerfuls of batter, putting fruit on one and inverting the other on top of it to make a lid.
- Aunt Peggy poured out a saucerful and touched it with a match.
Pronunciation: /-ˌfo͝ol/noun (plural saucerfuls)
Definition of saucer in:
- The British & World English dictionary