Gadget - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡædʒɪt|  American pronunciation of the word gadget
Brit.  |ˈɡadʒɪt|  British pronunciation of the word gadget


- a device or control that is very useful for a particular job (syn: appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gismo, gizmo, widget)


The kitchen is equipped with all the latest gadgets.

cell phones, pagers, and other gadgets

They have a gadget for everything.

a neat gadget for sharpening knives

...we've never given the homemade gadget a proper designation...

...that kitchen gadget is an artful tool for extracting cherry pits...

The gadget acted immediately.

What a clever little gadget!

a nifty little gadget for squeezing oranges

What's this gadget for?

The company trademarked their new gadget

Word forms

singular: gadget
plural: gadgets
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