éclair

noun
\ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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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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11 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“éclair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9clair. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for éclair

éclair

noun

English Language Learners Definition of éclair

: a type of long pastry that is filled with whipped cream or a sweet cream filling and usually topped with chocolate

éclair

noun
\ ā-ˈkler \

Kids Definition of éclair

: a long thin pastry filled with whipped cream or custard

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