hors d'oeuvre

noun \ ȯr-ˈdərv \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of hors d'oeuvre

plural hors d'oeuvres also hors d'oeuvre play \ȯr-ˈdərv(z)\
: any of various savory foods usually served as appetizers

Examples of hors d'oeuvre in a Sentence

  1. a tray of assorted hors d'oeuvres

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Origin and Etymology of hors d'oeuvre

French hors-d'œuvre, literally, outside of the work


HORS D'OEUVRE Defined for English Language Learners

hors d'oeuvre

noun

Definition of hors d'oeuvre for English Language Learners

  • : a food served in small portions before the main part of a meal



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