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An example use of cup in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… how many tablespoons are in a cup there …”
A cup is a drinking vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring liquid from the cup.
the word cup occurs in english on average 140 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.