Morsel definition

môrsəl
A small piece of food.
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A small bite or portion of food.
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A small piece or amount; bit.
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Morsel is a tiny piece or amount of something, especially food.

A tiny little bit of chocolate is an example of a morsel of chocolate.

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A tasty dish.
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To divide into or distribute in small portions.
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A small fragment or share of something, commonly applied to food.
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A very small amount.
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A tasty delicacy; a tidbit.
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A small amount; a piece.

A morsel of gossip.

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One that is delightful and extremely pleasing.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
morsel
Plural:
morsels

Origin of morsel

  • Middle English from Old French diminutive of mors bite from Latin morsum from neuter past participle of mordēre to bite mer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English morsel, from Old French morsel, from Medieval Latin morsellum (“a bit, a little piece"), diminutive. of Latin morsum (“a bit"), neuter of morsus, past participle of mordere (“to bite"). Compare French morceau.

    From Wiktionary