cui·​sine | \ kwi-ˈzēn, kwē-\

Definition of cuisine

: manner of preparing food : style of cooking a cooking method used in French cuisine also : the food prepared enjoys French cuisine

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Synonyms for cuisine


cookery, cooking

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Examples of cuisine in a Sentence

a cooking method used in French cuisine a cuisine based on local ingredients This restaurant is famous for its spicy cuisine.
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At Bahama House in Dunmore Town, rent out all 11 rooms for your closest friends, because spring break is best spent eating local organic cuisine and floating on Instagrammable floaties with your faves. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 With fabulous shopping, fresh Mediterranean cuisine, and bustling beach clubs, Mykonos has become a go-to destination for hip jetsetters in search of the ultimate European holiday. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Grace Mykonos," 20 Sep. 2018 The chic Loyly complex is typical of the new trend, with its saunas finely crafted from warm woods, a restaurant serving fashionable Nordic cuisine, and a seaside terrace for lounging. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "Helsinki holds its own among Nordic capitals," 18 Sep. 2018 This year’s edition will feature many of the familiar features visitors have come to expect — high-flying rides, creative cuisine and a packed entertainment schedule. Luke Money,, "It's almost time to ‘Free Your Inner Farmer’ at the Orange County Fair," 8 July 2018 All will immerse you in local culture, customs, and cuisine. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 The global capital hosts nuptials for an awesome range of nationalities, and its cuisine-smart residents know their way around gastronomy. Josh Snider, Popular Mechanics, "The Ferocious Cooking of Fig and Pig," 7 Dec. 2018 Bridget Moynahan, who plays DA member Erin Reagan on the program, released the book that's inspired by Irish and American cuisine. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Bridget Moynahan Released a 'Blue Bloods' Cookbook Inspired by the Reagan Family Dinners," 1 Dec. 2018 And with 39 towns and cities offering thousands of cuisine options, The Palm Beaches prove themselves to be much more than a luxurious beachside dining destination. Condé Naste Traveler: Post, "Where Beachside Luxury Meets Sublime Cuisine," 26 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of cuisine

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuisine

French, literally, kitchen, from Old French, from Late Latin coquina — more at kitchen

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English Language Learners Definition of cuisine

: a style of cooking

: food that is cooked in a particular way

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