\ 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 Cutting prices could put more bikes in the homes of people willing to shell out $39 a month for its growing menu of live content. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Peloton Rides Covid-19 Wave, Adding Products, Cutting Bike Price," 8 Sep. 2020 Palette at Yerba Buena Gardens San Francisco’s art gallery-meets-restaurant, Palette, designed its takeout menu with an eye toward aesthetics. Janelle Bitker,, "11 San Francisco and Bay Area restaurants offering prime picnic options," 3 Sep. 2020 Mumbulo is thinking about tweaking the prices on his menu so that after taxes, his items would come out to whole dollar amounts. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "A penny pinch: How America fell into a great coin shortage," 1 Sep. 2020 Wendy’s has had on and off their menu – and the chain threw a light jab on social media at McDonald's last week. Josh Rivera, USA TODAY, "After two years, Shake Shack brings back spicy chicken sandwich with new heat level and accompanying items," 1 Sep. 2020 Now the show's Food & Wine expert, Antoni Porowski, is ready to help makeover your viewing-party menu for this weekend's Kentucky Derby, delayed from May because of the pandemic. Gerrad Hall,, "And they're off! Make over your Kentucky Derby menu with the help of Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski," 1 Sep. 2020 That evolution pointed the way for the menu at the new Oma’s Takeaway, where Schoening will run the kitchen. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Oma’s Takeaway from Gado Gado takes over Whiskey Soda Lounge space with Chinese-style barbecue, ’cheeky’ Indonesian snacks," 29 Aug. 2020 Step up your menu this year with items that are traditionally served on Millionaires Row at Churchill Downs that were created by Executive Chef David Danielson. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "From self-serve food to batched cocktails, here are safety tips for Kentucky Derby at home," 29 Aug. 2020 The usual fair food vendors were on hand offering cotton candy, walking tacos, gyros, barbecued ribs, blooming onions and more (see the photo gallery for a menu). David Petkiewicz, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County Fair Food Drive Thru (photos)," 15 Aug. 2020

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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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11 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Menu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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How to pronounce menu (audio)

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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