\ 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 cremes (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 Jazmin, wearing a flower wreath and full length creme wedding dress, reflects back on the the experience. oregonlive, "‘This is what we have’: A family of social workers sees a daughter’s wedding shrink – and their love grow," 27 Nov. 2020 Tiramisu Oreos hit shelves earlier this year and feature a two-layer vanilla and coffee creme filling. Mary Honkus,, "Java Chip and Chocolate-Hazelnut Oreos Are Hitting Shelves in 2021," 10 Aug. 2020 And, every day there are croissants, pots de creme, quiche and other pastries. Polly Campbell,, "Ten takeout options for fine 'dining' at home," 4 Apr. 2020 So time to grab a cup of stimulation — hazelnut creme is the reliable choice today — and get things done. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Experts warn political squabbles should not delay coronavirus funding; Gilead to buy Forty Seven for $5 billion," 2 Mar. 2020 When creme isn’t cream: At a seminar devoted to liqueurs, John Troia of the liqueur maker Tempus Fugit shared two observations. Mike Sutter,, "9 things we learned at the 2020 San Antonio Cocktail Conference," 22 Jan. 2020 Juul, for example, had previously stopped selling mint, mango, creme and cucumber flavors -- leaving only tobacco and menthol. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "Partial e-cigarette 'flavor ban' goes into effect today. Here's what happens next," 6 Feb. 2020 The company took that flavor off the market in October, along with creme, fruit, and cucumber flavors, in response to growing concerns that such flavored nicotine products are too enticing for kids. Lauren Etter,, "Consumers made 2,600 health complaints to Juul about e-cigarettes, FDA says," 13 Jan. 2020 Our choice today, by the way, is hazelnut creme, for those tracking this sort of thing. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Two more Alzheimer’s drugs fail in studies; how Democratic candidates differ on lowering drug costs," 10 Feb. 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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1 Dec 2020

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“Crème.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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

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