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Definition of "carafe" [ca•rafe]

  • A glass or metal bottle, often with a flared lip, used for serving water or wine. (noun)
  • A glass pot with a pouring spout, used in making coffee. (noun)

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 "carafe" in a sentence
  • "Opening the door, I remove the coffee carafe from the bottom shelf, then the filter basket from the top."
  • "At first glance the hourglass shaped carafe, which is corseted by a wooden neck and a string of rawhide, exudes retro bohemian style."
  • "The carafe was a fine one, and the emptiness of the cups, arranged invitingly along the long table, carried an unmistakable air of expectation."