\ ē-ˈkler How to pronounce éclair (audio) , ā-, e-, ə-; ˈē-ˌkler, ˈā-, ˈe- How to pronounce éclair (audio) \

Definition of éclair

: a usually chocolate-frosted oblong pastry filled with whipped cream or custard

Examples of éclair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their fillings are more eclectic than the standard eclair, with mango, matcha and coconut versions in rotation. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The Bay Area has a thrilling new Instagram pastry scene. Here are three to try," 10 Sep. 2020 Perfect tarts, luscious eclairs, lavender mousse covered in white chocolate glaze are truly loves at first bites. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The best dessert bars and chocolate shops in and around Indianapolis," 11 Feb. 2020 Similarly, a milk chocolate eclair, which looked like a hot dog, suggested a foreign kitchen had made it. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Seek and ye shall find plenty of excuses to explore Seven Reasons," 11 Sep. 2019 Pies, eclairs, miniature cheesecakes in display case also weren’t cold enough. oregonlive, "These 21 Oregon grocery stores did the worst on state health inspections," 10 Jan. 2020 The eclair, compact tubes of still-crisp choux pastry piped with chocolate, coffee, or caramel pastry cream, are the best in Brooklyn, if not all of New York. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "Almondine Bakery Is the Only Reason You’ll Find Me in Dumbo," 8 Jan. 2020 Where to eat: Croissants and eclairs to rival any Parisian boulangerie can be found at Baso Patissier. Chloe Berge, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Kigali, Rwanda, Should Be More Than a Layover Before Your Gorilla Safari," 11 Oct. 2019 The real pleasure is in the nuance: the weird cake that judge Prue Leith chose as a technical challenge, or whether a baker really deserved the Hollywood Handshake for those eclairs. Annaliese Griffin, Quartzy, "Netflix won’t let you binge-watch this show’s latest season, and it’s doing you a favor," 1 Sep. 2019 This time around, Snickerdoodles made three large cakes — a chocolate ganache, a cannoli cake and a red velvet cake with the iconic Rolling Stones’ tongue logo — and a slew of pastries, including fruit tarts, petite mousse cups and eclairs. Leah Brennan, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "No ‘Mixed Emotions’: Rolling Stones caterer buys cakes from Hampstead bakery Snickerdoodles," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of éclair

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for éclair

French, literally, lightning

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14 Sep 2020

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“éclair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9clair. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce éclair (audio) How to pronounce éclair (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of éclair

: a type of long pastry that is filled with whipped cream or a sweet cream filling and usually topped with chocolate


\ ā-ˈkler \

Kids Definition of éclair

: a long thin pastry filled with whipped cream or custard

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