\ ˈmen-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce menu (audio) , ˈmān- \
plural menus

Definition of menu

1a : a list of the dishes that may be ordered (as in a restaurant) or that are to be served (as at a banquet)
b(1) : a comparable list or assortment of offerings a menu of television programs
(2) : a list shown on the display of a computer from which a user can select the operation the computer is to perform
2 : the dishes available for or served at a meal also : the meal itself

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Examples of menu in a Sentence

I'd like to see your lunch menu, please. What's good on the menu today? There are two chicken dishes under eight dollars listed on the menu. a menu of television programs You can save your work by choosing “Save” from the “File” menu.
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Recent Examples on the Web New cocktails with vegan options will also bring some changes to the beverage menu at the 4500 square foot location that hosts Happy Hour, Late Night Happy Hour, Mezcal Mondays, Taco & Tequila Tuesdays and Saturday and Sunday bottomless brunch. Phillip Valys,, 17 June 2021 The senators dined on roasted mahi-mahi and ended the night with strawberry rhubarb croustades and vanilla ice cream, according to a menu shared by Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska. Jasmine Wright, CNN, 16 June 2021 Pressing that corner of the screen sends you to the menu with the heated seat controls, an unnecessary step in what was once a simple operation. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 10 June 2021 And, for those who don't want the fun to end, the hotel even added an overnight stay at The Langham to the restaurant menu. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 10 June 2021 Officials said changes to the menu are coming this summer. Washington Post, 3 June 2021 Krispy Kreme's Key Lime Glazed Doughnut and Key Lime Filled Doughnut will also return to the doughnut chain's menu. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 17 May 2021 Shake Shack priced its burgers from $5.49 to $10.69 at a Pasadena location Thursday, according to an online menu, and from $8.50 to $14.00 at Dodger Stadium. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2021 And that team, working with the franchisees, did a spectacular job of working that through on to the menu, through pricing, through productivity. Lauren Weber, WSJ, 8 May 2021

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First Known Use of menu

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for menu

French, from menu small, detailed, from Old French — more at minuet

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20 Jun 2021

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“Menu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of menu

: a list of the foods that may be ordered at a restaurant
: the foods that are served at a meal
: a list of things that you can choose from especially, computers : a list shown on a computer from which you make choices to control what the computer does


\ ˈmen-yü How to pronounce menu (audio) \

Kids Definition of menu

1 : a list of dishes that may be ordered in a restaurant
2 : the dishes or kinds of food served at a meal Have you decided on the menu for your party?
3 : a list shown on a computer screen from which a user can select an operation for the computer to perform


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