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Definition of "elevenses" [elevenses]

  • Chiefly British Tea or coffee taken at midmorning and often accompanied by a snack. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elevenses" in a sentence
  • "One of the first Swedish words any new visitor learns is fika, which means a coffee break, usually enjoyed with a little cake or pastry, much like the British term elevenses but with no time restriction."
  • ""elevenses" - tea sipped while resting on the garden benches."
  • "If you are among those who desperately need a coffee break, then go for it at 11 am, as scientists claim a formula they have devised proves that 'elevenses' is the best time to drink your brew."
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