mousse

1 of 2

noun

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

2 of 2

verb

moussed; moussing

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
For the mousse: Heavy cream: Whipped to add a creamy richness and airy quality to the mousse. Micah A Leal, Southern Living, 3 May 2024 An interactive dessert display will also be offered featuring white chocolate mousse, raspberry jam and candied hazelnuts hidden beneath a breakable chocolate heart. The Courier-Journal, 5 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for mousse 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mousse was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Mousse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mousse. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

mousse

1 of 2 noun
1
: a light whipped or molded food
especially : a cold dessert of sweetened and flavored whipped cream or egg whites and gelatin
2
: a foamy preparation used in styling hair

mousse

2 of 2 verb
moussed; moussing
: to style (hair) with mousse

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