¦ä-ˌmüz-¦gəl How to pronounce amuse-gueule (audio)
plural amuse-gueules
: amuse-bouche
… we were encouraged to … swap plates when we were each served a different amuse-gueule.Paul Levy, Travel & Leisure, November 1994
… a complimentary amuse-gueule of smoked salmon on toast …Charles Hennessy, Bon Appétit, December 1997

Word History


borrowed from French, literally "(it) entertains (the) mouth"

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amuse-gueule was in 1963

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“Amuse-gueule.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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