mous·​se·​line ˌmü-sə-ˈlēn How to pronounce mousseline (audio)
: a fine sheer fabric (as of rayon) that resembles muslin
: a sauce (such as hollandaise) to which whipped cream or beaten egg whites have been added
: mousse sense 1
salmon mousseline

Examples of mousseline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her accessories, which were near identical to the original doll's, including black Manolo Blahnik heels, velvet opera gloves, a layered diamond choker by Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry, and a pale-pink silk mousseline scarf. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 July 2023 Elsewhere there were plays in transparency thanks to mousseline, chiffon and crepe-de-chine fabrics alongside see-through stockings. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 28 Feb. 2023 Peter Do cotton mousseline tote bag. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Dinner begins with the shrimp Canapes a l’Amiral, followed by lemony mushroom crostini, poached salmon with mousseline sauce, vegetable marrow farci and asparagus salad with champagne saffron vinaigrette. Elaine Rewolinski, Journal Sentinel, 20 Feb. 2023 Her pink, hand-pleated satin mousseline gown by Louis Vuitton did just that. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 10 Sep. 2022 Main courses emphasize beautiful ingredients, like skate almondine stuffed with crab mousse, butternut squash, and brown butter mousseline, and the return of the popular steak au poivre and Pekin duck with sautéed foie gras and spiced duck jus. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Some of the courses include poached salmon with sauce mousseline, compressed cucumber and dill; duet of duck and squab with brûléed Calvados apples and cress; and gilded eclair. Journal Sentinel, 31 Jan. 2023 But, with the help of her longtime friend and designer, Giambattista Valli, Biel helped craft her custom petal-pink strapless gown made of silk mousseline and silk organza with a light-pink floral motif from his fashion line. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 20 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


French, literally, muslin — more at muslin

First Known Use

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mousseline was in 1696

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“Mousseline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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