Definition of morsel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɔːsl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːrsl//
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a small amount or a piece of something, especially food a tasty morsel of food He ate it all, down to the last morsel. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, diminutive of mors ‘a bite’, from Latin mors- ‘bitten’, from the verb mordere.Extra examples a few tiny morsels of bread a juicy morsel of gossip She couldn’t eat even a morsel of the beef that he had ordered. They put out some tasty morsels for the hedgehogs.
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