\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web But a new menu item comes with a side of controversy. Sara Edwards, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2022 And so the announcement that the Mexican pizza would return — this time as a permanent menu item — was a big deal among those who like to heed the Bell toll. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2022 Klondike's Choco Taco Discontinued After Almost 40 Years Shortly after bringing the menu item back, Taco Bell temporarily pulled the Mexican Pizza again due to struggles to keep up with demand. Breanna Bell, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2022 Most recently, Chipotle introduced a new menu item to join the fleet of protein options — Pollo Asado. Antonia Debianchi,, 27 July 2022 The menu item will sit on the back burner until Servín can afford a second fryer. Adán Medrano, Chron, 26 July 2022 Preece described the popular menu item as a shredded chicken and red sauce quesadilla with spinach and melted Muenster cheese. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2022 The test menu item will be available for a limited time in Southern California. Mark Heim |, al, 29 June 2022 Frisch's Big Boy is celebrating National Hot Dog Month with a new menu item. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 28 June 2022 See More

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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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7 Aug 2022

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“Menu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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\ 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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