morsel
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈmɔːsəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈmɔɹsəl/
Noun

morsel (plural morsels)

  1. A small fragment or share of something, commonly applied to food.
    • 1979, Roald Dahl, The Twits
      By sticking out his tongue and curling it sideways to explore the hairy jungle around his mouth, he was always able to find a tasty morsel here and there to nibble on.
  2. A mouthful of food.
  3. A very small amount.
    • 2008, Pamela Griffin, New York Brides, Barbour Publishing Inc. (2008), ISBN 9781597899840, page 70:
      Didn't even a morsel of decency remain in his brother?
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