cu·​li·​nary | \ ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkyü- How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkü- How to pronounce culinary (audio) \

Definition of culinary

: of or relating to the kitchen or cookery culinary arts culinary recipes culinary schools

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Other Words from culinary

culinarily \ ˌkə-​lə-​ˈner-​ə-​lē How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˌkyü-​ , ˌkü-​ \ adverb

Examples of culinary in a Sentence

They serve a variety of culinary delights.
Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps most important, the culinary world has gotten flatter, even in the heart of the Midwest. Star Tribune, "Pantries and cooks have evolved as both become more diverse and well-rounded," 3 Feb. 2021 The culinary world is mourning the loss of Kerry Vincent, a Food Network personality who judged Food Network Challenge and hosted Save My Bakery throughout her several years of association with the network. Devon Ivie, Vulture, "Kerry Vincent, Food Network Star and Cake Expert, Dead at 75," 4 Jan. 2021 Frozen foods might be the stepchild of the culinary world these days, with the attention paid to a farm-fresh approach. Marc Bona, cleveland, "45 cooking, beer, wine, recipe books – 2020 holiday gift guide," 7 Dec. 2020 But as with much in the Italian Peninsula’s culinary world, Italians generally insist the guidelines for such pairings are both regional and traditional. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Secrets to achieving the perfect pasta pairing," 2 Dec. 2020 In the past eight months, the pressures of the pandemic and protests against anti-Blackness have forced the culinary world’s skeletons out of the closet. Madeline Leung Coleman, The Atlantic, "The ‘Great Man’ Theory of American Food," 29 Nov. 2020 The series will explore some of the most satisfying culinary destinations around the world. Nick Romano,, "Elle Fanning to star as Michelle Carter in Hulu series about infamous texting suicide case," 7 Aug. 2020 But as the coronavirus pandemic shut down all his culinary destinations, as well as his own restaurants, Fieri found himself at home like the rest of us. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Guy Fieri on Why Restaurant Workers Need Our Support," 23 June 2020 Roosevelt is adding new programs in culinary arts, firefighting, EMT training, humanities/arts and patient care technician training. Destine Gibson, Dallas News, "Roosevelt High School undergoing expansion, adding areas of study with an emphasis on public health," 27 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of culinary

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for culinary

Latin culinarius, from culina kitchen — more at kiln

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The first known use of culinary was in 1638

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26 Feb 2021

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“Culinary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of culinary

: used in or relating to cooking


cu·​li·​nary | \ ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkyü- \

Kids Definition of culinary

: of or relating to the kitchen or cooking culinary skills

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