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Noun cupbearer has 1 sense
  1. cupbearer - the attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine
    --1 is a kind of
    attendant, attender, tender

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A cupbearer is an individual responsible for serving and handling cups, especially those used during ceremonial or formal events. In ancient times, cupbearers were often prestigious positions in royal or noble households.

Sample sentences:

  • The cupbearer gracefully handed the wine-filled goblet to the king.
  • As the cupbearer, it was her duty to ensure all the cups were properly cleaned and ready for use.
  • The cupbearer was praised for their skill in pouring and presenting drinks elegantly.
  • Being a cupbearer required attentiveness, as one had to anticipate the needs of guests and fill their cups promptly.

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