me·​ringue mə-ˈraŋ How to pronounce meringue (audio)
: a dessert topping consisting of a baked mixture of stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar
: a shell made of meringue and filled with fruit or ice cream

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Use whipped aquafaba as meringue topping on pies, for cookies, or in other desserts that call for egg whites whipped to stiff or soft peaks. Magdalena O'neal, Sunset Magazine, 14 Nov. 2022 The meringue will take a few minutes to whip, so use the time to measure the remaining batter ingredients while the mixer is running. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Nov. 2022 Among Damian’s desserts, there is the hibiscus meringue. Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2022 For Thanksgiving, choose from fruit pies, cream pies and meringue pies. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 11 Nov. 2022 The recipe made the exact right amount of lemony filling and pillowy meringue. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 4 Nov. 2022 Dorie Greenspan suggests piping her sweet meringue mixture back and forth to create mummies. People Staff, Peoplemag, 13 Oct. 2022 On the menu: Miles earned kudos for preparing desserts such as lemon meringue tart, strawberry cobbler and chocolate pot de crème. Mary Colurso |, al, 31 July 2022 Top a tangy cranberry filling with piles of homemade honey meringue and torch before slicing. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of meringue was in 1706

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Cite this Entry

“Meringue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



me·​ringue mə-ˈraŋ How to pronounce meringue (audio)
: a mixture of beaten egg white and sugar put on pies or cakes and browned
: a shell of baked meringue filled with fruit or ice cream

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