\ 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 \

Definition of crème

1 : a sweet liqueur
2 : cream or a preparation made with or resembling cream used in cooking

Examples of crème in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blackberry pastry creme aromas are decadent, plush, and so intensely appealing, before a palate of sachertorte with a raspberry-jam seam beneath the dark chocolate outer layer. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 Tastykake creme filled Krimpets with the UPC code 0-25600-00355-8 and enjoy-by dates of November 20, November 24 and November 27. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 5 Nov. 2021 Marshmallow creme has a marvelous capacity to adapt to the shape of our shifting desires. Forest Evashevski, WSJ, 14 July 2021 Space Tea's New Moon made with blended strawberrry green tea with crystal boba and original creme, April 19, 2021. The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 Each Cupcake in a Jar contains the equivalent of two cupcakes in flavors like red velvet, Boston creme pie and lemon chiffon. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Dec. 2020 Jazmin, wearing a flower wreath and full length creme wedding dress, reflects back on the the experience. oregonlive, 27 Nov. 2020 Tiramisu Oreos hit shelves earlier this year and feature a two-layer vanilla and coffee creme filling. Mary Honkus,, 10 Aug. 2020 And, every day there are croissants, pots de creme, quiche and other pastries. Polly Campbell,, 4 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of crème

circa 1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crème

French, from Old French cresme — more at cream

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The first known use of crème was circa 1821

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20 Nov 2021

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“Crème.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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

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