matzo ball


Definition of matzo ball

: a small ball-shaped dumpling made from matzo meal

Examples of matzo ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Lisa’s matzo ball soup was excellent, a minimalist version with curative chicken broth, parsnips and carrots, and a heavenly light orb of fluffy matzo meal. Michael Mayo,, "Pastrami revival? Wave of delis open in South Florida, blending old and new," 11 July 2019 The menu was anchored by matzo ball soup made from the unused backs and bones of Federal Donuts’ chicken. Michael Klein,, "The Rooster, CookNSolo’s charitable endeavor, is closing," 4 June 2019 Lower the heat and simmer the matzo balls for 45 to 60 minutes or until cooked through. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, "Recipe: How to make fluffy, light matzo balls," 19 Mar. 2018 The all-day restaurant will serve up dishes such as wild mushroom burgers, Blue Ribbon’s fried chicken and matzo ball soup. Jenn Harris,, "This world-famous chef is opening a coffee shop and soul food restaurant in West Adams," 19 June 2018 To serve, fill soup bowls with broth, carrot and matzo ball. Claire Perez,, "Ben’s secret to great matzo ball soup," 6 Apr. 2018 Latkes, pastrami and matzo ball soup, none of which were tasted by the social media disparager, were also dismissed for minor infractions. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Steingold's is the Jewish deli of the future," 3 Dec. 2017 Those are the matzo balls that Breads Bakery is offering this year for Passover, which begins March 30. New York Times, "Matzo Balls for Passover," 19 Mar. 2018 The reality star, who isn’t shy about sharing her super easy creations in the kitchen, revealed her matzo ball and chicken noodle soup recipe on Monday night, giving fans the step-by-step process on her Instagram Stories. Jessica Fecteau,, "Kylie Jenner Gets Back in the Kitchen to Show How to Make Her Matzo Ball Soup," 19 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'matzo ball.' 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 matzo ball

1902, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about matzo ball

Dictionary Entries near matzo ball




matzo ball

matzo meal



Statistics for matzo ball

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for matzo ball

The first known use of matzo ball was in 1902

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on matzo ball

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with matzo ball

Comments on matzo ball

What made you want to look up matzo ball? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a bell tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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