mousse

noun
\ ˈmüs How to pronounce mousse (audio) \

Definition of mousse

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a light spongy food usually containing cream or gelatin
2 : a molded chilled dessert made with sweetened and flavored whipped cream or egg whites and gelatin chocolate mousse
3 : a foamy preparation used in styling hair

mousse

verb
moussed; moussing

Definition of mousse (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to style (hair) with mousse

Examples of mousse in a Sentence

Noun

a jar of styling mousse

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Her sweet confection was created by pastry chef Stefan Roman, according to the Swedish journal Svenskdam, with raspberry yogurt mousse, vanilla cream and fresh raspberries. Caris Davis, PEOPLE.com, "Royal Sugar Rush! Sweden's Princess Estelle Turns 6 with a Cake Fit for a Queen," 23 Feb. 2018 Served at Disneyland's Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland, the rose is actually made up of a dark chocolate mousse. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: Could You Eat Your Way Through All of Disney's Halloween Treats?," 1 Oct. 2018 Start with a cleansing oil followed by a gel formula—like Aerin's purifying foam mousse. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Best Face Washes to Swap Into Your Morning Routine," 28 Mar. 2019 Remember when mousse was the only option for curly hair? Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "How to Figure Out Your Curl Type and Why It Actually Helps," 14 Jan. 2019 Triple-Chocolate Cake Creamy milk chocolate mousse is sandwiched between chocolaty cake layers. Fox News, "Decadent chocolate cakes," 27 Jan. 2016 Pour a delicate moscato with a fruit tart, a fortified tawny port with a decadent chocolate mousse. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "5 Quick Wine Pairing Tips for Valentine's Day," 10 Feb. 2011 McMillan also called out another product that won't break the bank: Sebastian Professional Whipped Crème, a $10 styling mousse. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Hairstylist Chris McMillan Swears by This $2 Pomade for Jennifer Aniston's Frizz-Free Waves," 6 Aug. 2018 There was one good thing on the platter—a mushroom mousse infused with cognac cream. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Clever Rabbit boasts flavorful cocktails, but veggie-centric dishes lack freshness and seasoning," 18 July 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

L’Oréal's version, which transforms from clay to mousse when wet, comes in three variations: Detox and Brighten, Red Algae, and Eucalyptus. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "The 8 Best Skin-Care Launches for Fall 2017," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of mousse

Noun

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mousse

Noun

French, literally, froth, moss, from Old French mosse, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German mos moss — more at moss

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The first known use of mousse was in 1885

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mousse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mousse

: a cold and sweet food made with whipped cream or egg whites and usually fruit or chocolate
: a foamy substance that is used in styling a person's hair

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