ma·​ca·​ron ˌmä-kə-ˈrōn How to pronounce macaron (audio)
: a light, often brightly colored sandwich cookie consisting of two rounded disks made from a batter of egg whites, sugar, and almond flour surrounding a sweet filling (as of ganache, buttercream, or jam)
Note that we speak here of the Parisian macaron, two airy almond meringue cookies pressed around a creamy filling—not those tiny bombs of shredded coconut that, on our shores, answer to the name "macaroon."Ligaya Mishan

Examples of macaron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Le Macaron French Pastries (1011 7th St., Sacramento): A wide range of macaron flavors — Sicilian pistachio! Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 2 May 2024 The space around her was strewn with pastel macarons, tartlets, and bonbons. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 23 Apr. 2024 Sweet Granada sells chocolates, truffles, fudge, macarons, gelato and other desserts. Jenna Thompson, Kansas City Star, 16 Apr. 2024 The picnic basket will come packed with romantic touches such as prosecco, a fancy charcuterie board, and macarons. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Mado has developed a following for its flaky, buttery croissants, savory breads like sourdough with Swiss cheese, bacon, rosemary and onions, delectable macarons and authentic patisserie made from butter, flour and chocolate from France. Jenny Hartley, Charlotte Observer, 25 Jan. 2024 The last photo showed off their dessert spread — which included Yorkshire pudding, macarons, and at least three different pies. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 28 Dec. 2023 Elsewhere, guests will encounter Belgian waffles, French macarons, German bratwurst and Greek feta cheese. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 28 Oct. 2023 Bonjour specializes in croissants, baguettes, macarons, sandwiches, wedding cakes and more. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2024

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Word History


borrowed from French — more at macaroon

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of macaron was in 1993

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“Macaron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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