ma·​ca·​ron | \ ˌmä-kə-ˈrōn How to pronounce macaron (audio) \

Definition of macaron

: 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 An opera cake entremet and a limoncello macaron will be available starting June 21. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 18 June 2021 And San Jose bakery owner Banh plans to bring back the White Rabbit macaron ice cream sandwiches with boba swirled into the center as the weather heats up. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 May 2021 Here are our picks for the best macaron baking mats. Chris Hachey, BGR, 16 Apr. 2021 Andrea Meyer’s macaron tips Weigh your ingredients. Dallas News, 8 Mar. 2021 The only finalized partnership The Bakery Box has is with Le Petit Sucre, a wholesale French macaron supplier based in Chicago, providing flavors like birthday cake, matcha green tea, pistachio, honey lavender, champagne and more. Zareen Syed,, 24 Feb. 2021 For the one who is teething: A macaron teether Gift your teething babe something to sink her teeth into. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, 21 Jan. 2021 Jesse Palmer starts by asking the final four competitors to create a holiday macaron tower. Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2020 For its holiday box, OuiPlease has partnered with Ladurée, a French luxury bakery that specializes in the macaron. Alexa Vickaryous, Dallas News, 14 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'macaron.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of macaron

1993, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macaron

borrowed from French — more at macaroon

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About macaron

Time Traveler for macaron

Time Traveler

The first known use of macaron was in 1993

See more words from the same year

Statistics for macaron

Last Updated

27 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Macaron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!