Grapevine - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡreɪpvaɪn|  American pronunciation of the word grapevine
Brit.  |ˈɡreɪpvʌɪn|  British pronunciation of the word grapevine

noun

- gossip spread by spoken communication (syn: pipeline)
- any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries (syn: grape)

Examples

I heard about his resignation on the grapevine.

I heard on the grapevine that the managing director has been sacked.

Word forms

noun
singular: grapevine
plural: grapevines
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