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saucer Syllabification: sau·cer
Pronunciation: /ˈsôsər/

Definition of saucer in English:


A shallow dish, typically having a circular indentation in the center, on which a cup is placed.
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.


have eyes like saucers
Have one’s eyes opened wide in amazement.
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.


Pronunciation: /ˈsôsərˌfo͝ol/
noun (plural saucerfuls)
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.


Middle English (denoting a condiment dish): from Old French saussier(e) 'sauceboat', probably suggested by late Latin salsarium.

Words that rhyme with saucer

Chaucer, courser, endorser (US indorser), enforcer, forcer, reinforcer, Xhosa
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