\ ē-ˈkler How to pronounce éclair (audio) , ā-, e-, ə-; ˈē-ˌkler, ˈā-, ˈe- How to pronounce éclair (audio) \

Definition of éclair

: a usually chocolate-frosted oblong pastry filled with whipped cream or custard

Examples of éclair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Y'all jump on me for making jokes, but y'all won't be f--king real and go, 'Sister, put the eclair down. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 29 Aug. 2022 The tasty French pastry known as the eclair began in the 19th century. Kaitlyn Keegan, Hartford Courant, 22 June 2022 For Victor Mozhovi, a cameraman with local public broadcaster Suspilne who was sitting down at a table and demolishing an eclair with a colleague, places such as Khilbar are a marker of what now seems a time long ago. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Some of the restaurant's most popular items, according to its website, include the banana crepe, chocolate waffle, eclair pyramid, fettuccini crepe and lava cake. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Mar. 2022 This beer is truly a vanilla beast with a remarkable aroma that smells like the guts of a vanilla eclair, with a light bready note. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, 19 Nov. 2021 Desserts include cheesecake, eclair, caramel flan, or triple chocolate cake. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 6 June 2021 The final course will be a decadent 10-inch eclair pastry to share. Kaitlyn Mcinnis, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Customers can pick a shell from one of eight choices (original to strawberry eclair to Oreo) and then choose a filling, such as vanilla, green tea, pumpkin or chocolate. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 24 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of éclair

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for éclair

French, literally, lightning

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“éclair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9clair. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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\ ā-ˈkler \

Kids Definition of éclair

: a long thin pastry filled with whipped cream or custard


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