cui·​sine kwi-ˈzēn How to pronounce cuisine (audio)
: manner of preparing food : style of cooking
a cooking method used in French cuisine
also : the food prepared
enjoys French cuisine

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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Word History


French, literally, kitchen, from Old French, from Late Latin coquina — more at kitchen entry 1

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuisine was in 1786

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“Cuisine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


cui·​sine kwi-ˈzēn How to pronounce cuisine (audio)
: style of cooking
Mexican cuisine
Chinese cuisine
also : the food cooked

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