plural noun

corn·​flakes ˈkȯrn-ˌflāks How to pronounce cornflakes (audio)
: toasted flakes made from the coarse meal of hulled corn for use as a breakfast cereal

Examples of cornflakes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web King Charles was seen speaking to staff on the cornflakes production line during his visit. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 Jan. 2023 Step 4Uncover dish and top with crushed cornflakes, pressing gently into surface of pasta mixture. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 6 Jan. 2023 Breakfast, lunch, dinner — always a bowl of cornflakes and milk. Bee Wilson, Discover Magazine, 21 Jan. 2016 The kitchen’s footprint appears larger by several square inches, with shelves to hold loaves of Pechter’s bread in wax-paper wrappers and single-serving boxes of cornflakes. Pete Wells, New York Times, 6 Dec. 2022 Gueye struggles to afford the cornflakes and juice her children have come to expect at breakfast every morning. Borso Tall, Washington Post, 14 June 2022 The photographer Tim Walker took inspiration from a drawing hat tGrant made on the back of a grocery list—bread and eggs, oranges and cornflakes—for a series of photos piled on top of one another. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 10 Oct. 2022 The backpacks typically include non-perishables and healthier options like raisins, cornflakes, granola bars and juices. al, 20 Sep. 2022 Having expected nothing more than bread, I had been pleasantly surprised by the spread of ham, cheese, yogurt, fruit and cornflakes, as well as the espresso machine. Erin Henk, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cornflakes was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Cornflakes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


noun plural
corn·​flakes -ˌflāks How to pronounce cornflakes (audio)
: toasted flakes made from hulled kernels of corn and used as a breakfast cereal
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