flambé

adjective
flam·​bé | \ fläm-ˈbā How to pronounce flambé (audio) , fläⁿ- \

Definition of flambé

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: dressed or served covered with flaming liquor usually used postpositivelycrepes suzette flambé

flambé

verb
flambéed; flambéing

Definition of flambé (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to douse with a liquor (such as brandy, rum, or cognac) and ignite

Examples of flambé in a Sentence

Verb The crepes were flambéed with brandy.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb President Barack Obama and his family, on the other had, were once again flambeed online for their take on the season. Petula Dvorak, chicagotribune.com, "Trump vs. Obama in the alleged war on holidays: Ugliness in a season of joy," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of flambé

Adjective

1914, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flambé

Adjective

French flambé, from past participle of flamber to flame, singe, from Old French, from flambe flame

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Cite this Entry

“Flambé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flamb%C3%A9. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for flambé

flambé

verb

English Language Learners Definition of flambé

: to pour an alcoholic liquid on (a food) and light it so that flames are produced

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