loz·​enge | \ ˈlä-zᵊnj How to pronounce lozenge (audio) also -sᵊnj \

Definition of lozenge

1 : a figure with four equal sides and two acute and two obtuse angles : diamond
2 : something shaped like a lozenge
3 : a small usually sweetened and flavored medicated material that is designed to be held in the mouth for slow dissolution especially : one that contains a demulcent sore throat lozenges

called also pastille, troche

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Examples of lozenge in a Sentence

take one of these lozenges for your cold
Recent Examples on the Web Pinsky’s Pollution Pods are five interlinked geodesic domes erected not where the negotiators, observers, world leaders, and journalists could experience them but on a lozenge of green at the Gartnavel General Hospital. Carlton Reid, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 The lozenge, a shape recalling a vulva, adds an element of feminine sexuality to a thrilling sense of transport and emerging spiritual power. Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2021 Alerts include reminders to use a nicotine lozenge or gum before arriving at a smoking trigger and sends messages that encourage and motivate them to adhere to smoking cessation goals. Bryan W. Heckman, Scientific American, 26 Aug. 2021 What’s more irritating than straining to hear the delicate notes of a Chopin nocturne while the man next to you takes an eternity to extract a lozenge from its crinkly cellophane wrapper? Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 23 Aug. 2021 Nobody can sound desperately in need of a lozenge like Fallon’s Biden, and The Tonight Show is using that to great effect. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 20 May 2021 In the Veni, Vedi, Vici lariat necklace (above), the lozenge, the eye and the comb celebrate life, symbolize protection and honor feminine power, in a refined contemporary amulet with universal appeal. Kate Matthams, Forbes, 16 May 2021 Discarding the lozenge for a helix graphic, CEO Albert Bourla says that it’s a marquee to its new mission. Anne Quito, Quartz, 31 Mar. 2021 Above the handsome new white oak floor are large lozenge-like hanging lamps. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of lozenge

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lozenge

Middle English losenge, from Anglo-French

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22 Nov 2021

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“Lozenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lozenge. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of lozenge

: a small candy that usually contains medicine
: a shape that is formed by four equal straight lines and that has two opposite angles that are smaller than a right angle and two opposite angles that are larger than a right angle


loz·​enge | \ ˈlä-zᵊnj How to pronounce lozenge (audio) \

Kids Definition of lozenge

: a small candy often containing medicine


loz·​enge | \ ˈläz-ᵊnj How to pronounce lozenge (audio) \

Medical Definition of lozenge

: a small usually sweetened solid piece of medicated material of any of various shapes that is designed to be held in the mouth for slow dissolution and often contains a demulcent sore throat lozenges

called also pastille, troche

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