Definition of carafe in English:

carafe

Line breaks: ca¦rafe
Pronunciation: /kəˈraf
 
, -ˈrɑːf/

noun

An open-topped glass flask used for serving wine or water in a restaurant: wine is available by glass, bottle, or carafe a carafe of retsina
More example sentences
  • On the table stood two bottles of wine and a glass carafe, all empty.
  • The wine is fairly dry and needs a little aeration to open it up, so decant into a carafe, water pitcher, etc., 30 minutes before serving.
  • All sorts of glasses are on offer, from mineral water glasses, beer draught glasses, carafes, vases, you name it; made out from different kinds of bottles.
Synonyms
flask, jug, pitcher, decanter, bottle, flagon, container, vessel, ewer, crock, urn

Origin

late 18th century: from French, from Italian caraffa, probably based on Arabic g̣arafa 'draw water'.

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