gla·​cé gla-ˈsā How to pronounce glacé (audio)
: made or finished so as to have a smooth glossy surface
glacé silk
or less commonly glacéed : coated with a glaze : candied
glacé cherries

Word History


French, from past participle of glacer to freeze, ice, glaze, from Latin glaciare, from glacies

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of glacé was in 1845

Dictionary Entries Near glacé

Cite this Entry

“Glacé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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