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noun cup pronunciation in British English /kʌp/ 
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singularcup
pluralcups
  1. 1
    [countable] a small round container for a drink, usually with a handle

    Henry took the coffee cups into the kitchen.

    She filled my cup with hot tea.

    cups and saucers:

    Where do you keep the cups and saucers?

    1. a.
      the drink contained in a cup

      I've already had two cups.

      cup of:

      Would you like a cup of coffee?

  2. 3
    [countable] something that is small, round, and has an empty space inside
    the cup of someone's hand:

    She held the sweets in the cup of her hand.

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