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Definition of "grout" []

  • A thin mortar used to fill cracks and crevices in masonry. (noun)
  • A thin plaster for finishing walls and ceilings. (noun)
  • Chiefly British Sediment; lees. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • To fill or finish with a thin mortar or plaster. (verb-transitive)

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 "grout" in a sentence
  • "I understand that tile grout is out of your intellectual league."
  • "The FloorMate lived up to its billing on flat-sheet flooring like vinyl and linoleum but left some dirt in grout lines and beveled wooden edges."
  • "Slowly, as though talking to a small child, he explained, Honey, grout is fragile."