Adjective "Morsel" definition and examples

(Morsel may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɔːs(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small piece or amount of food; a mouthful.
  1. 'These are just a few morsels of ‘food for thought’ from a very interesting article that would make you think twice before you buy once.'
  2. 'The village was in the low ground between two shallow hills so that a stream ran through the ditch, and there were a handful of small fish traps to catch a morsel of good meat whenever the opportunity presented itself.'
  3. 'He stood up from his chair as soon as he finished the last few morsels of food on his plate.'
  4. 'Lunch in tapas bars is a Spanish treat, serving tasty portions of tortilla, fresh prawns, marinaded red peppers and other morsels of local food.'
  5. 'I will also bring you a morsel of food; it will give you the strength to continue your journey.'
  6. 'At this time, particularly in the rural areas, some underprivileged people would go from door to door asking for a morsel of food or some money.'
  7. 'Finishing the last morsel of food he could uncover on his tray, Ben sunk into his chair with a sigh, feeling content.'
  8. 'A raccoon on a patio chomps eagerly on a stolen morsel of food.'
  9. 'The serving women were already packing up their utensils and carrying them off and men everywhere were gleaning the last morsels of food from their bowls.'
  10. 'Not since my first and final term of grad school have I taken a morsel of foreign information and extrapolated it into a moderately coherent essay.'
  11. 'Sam was attempting to squeeze out any morsels of information that he could find helpful later on, and wasn't been secretive about it.'
  12. 'I know because I'm scouring each and every one of them for some morsel of insight that will lead me to the best spot.'
  13. 'Libby could practically hear the pens of the journalists scribbling down this morsel of information.'
  14. 'Each day, a member of the kitchen staff is responsible for researching a morsel of information about food.'

More definitions

noun

1. a bite, mouthful, or small portion of food, candy, etc.

2. a small piece, quantity, or amount of anything; scrap; bit.

3. something very appetizing; treat or tidbit.

4. a person or thing that is attractive or delightful.

verb (used with object)

5. to distribute in or divide into tiny portions (often followed by out): to morsel out the last pieces of meat.

Origin

(morsel)Middle English: from Old French, diminutive of mors ‘a bite’, from Latin mors- ‘bitten’, from the verb mordere.