crème

noun

ˈkrem How to pronounce crème (audio)
 also  ˈkrēm,
or
ˈkrām How to pronounce crème (audio)
variants or creme
plural crèmes or cremes ˈkrem(z) How to pronounce crème (audio)
ˈkrēmz
1
: a sweet liqueur
2
: cream or a preparation made with or resembling cream used in cooking
3

Examples of crème in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shoe comes in three sleek colorways of white, creme, and black in with puffy details around the shoe’s edges and panels on the sides. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 31 May 2024 The refreshing drink made with vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish creme liqueur, and a dash of cinnamon was an accidental discovery when a bartender added Baileys instead of fresh cream in a White Russian. Mariette Williams, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Aug. 2023 End the night on a sweet note with yuzu white chocolate pot de creme green tea macarons. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2024 Banana Puddin’ Pie – an unglazed doughnut filled with banana pudding made with wafers and banana pudding creme, dipped in yellow icing, with white icing swirls and a wafer cookie. Tanasia Kenney, Charlotte Observer, 14 May 2024 The menu includes pastries, soup, salad and a dessert choice of strawberry shortcake, French silk pot de creme or a petite cheese plate. Elaine Rewolinski, Journal Sentinel, 22 Mar. 2024 Satisfy your sweet tooth with festive St. Patrick’s Day desserts, including cute shamrock cookies, Irish creme cheesecake, and colorful rainbow cakes. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Mar. 2024 The classic chocolate Oreo cookies sandwich a layer of chocolate creme and wafer crumbs. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024 Before guests bid the night adieu, a fluffy Principessa lemon sponge cake with vanilla pastry creme adorned with the Del Core logo arrived at the table. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

French, from Old French cresme — more at cream

First Known Use

circa 1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crème was circa 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Crème.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cr%C3%A8me. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

crème

noun
ˈkrem, ˈkrēm
plural crèmes
ˈkrem(z), ˈkrēmz
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