\ ˈbäm How to pronounce bombe (audio) , ˈbōⁿ(m)b \

Definition of bombe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a frozen dessert usually containing ice cream and formed in layers in a mold


bom·​bé | \ (ˌ)bäm-ˈbā How to pronounce bombé (audio) , (ˌ)bōⁿ- \
variants: or bombe

Definition of bombé (Entry 2 of 2)

: having outward curving lines usually used of furniture

Examples of bombe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Expect fancy pastries, too, like the beloved chocolate mousse and espresso bombe Schmutte served at Cerulean, alongside simple cookies, albeit with a twist like, maybe, ginger chocolate chip. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These are the most exciting Indianapolis restaurants opening in 2020," 31 Dec. 2019 Culprit’s boysenberry marshmallow ambrosia is one to try, as is Orphan’s Kitchen’s avocado bombe Alaska, served with lime and Kahikatea peppercorn, (a native pine). Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 While Alan Turing was organizing large-scale attacks on enigma codes using algorithms and large electromechanical devices called bombes, Elizebeth was more narrowly focused on a couple of Enigma’s systems being used by Nazi spies. National Geographic, "This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis," 7 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bombe


1878, in the meaning defined above


1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bombe


borrowed from French, literally, "bomb" — more at bomb entry 1


French, from bombe

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The first known use of bombe was in 1874

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14 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bombe.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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Medical Definition of bombé

— see iris bombé

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