mous·​se·​line | \ ˌmü-sə-ˈlēn How to pronounce mousseline (audio) , ˌmüs-ˈlēn \

Definition of mousseline

1 : a fine sheer fabric (as of rayon) that resembles muslin
2a : a sauce (such as hollandaise) to which whipped cream or beaten egg whites have been added
b : mousse sense 1 salmon mousseline

Examples of mousseline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kreuther serves the sauerkraut in a smoked sturgeon; his sauerkraut tartlet topped with caviar mousseline is in a filo pastry shell and served under a wine glass filled with smoke. NBC News, "From common to cool: The lowly cabbage has become a star," 16 Sep. 2019 Chanel lilac tweed jacket with lace sleeves and sheer camellia-print mousseline dress. Kennedy Fraser, Vogue, "From the Archives: Karl Lagerfeld, The Impresario," 19 Feb. 2019 According to People, the dress is covered in 63,000 twisted glass tubes and uses over 49 feet of pink mousseline fabric. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Emma Stone's Nude Golden Globes Dress Has the Internet Stunned," 7 Jan. 2019 Whether diaphanous mousseline or leather, the process is the same. Amy Verner, Vogue, "Vogue Got an Exclusive Tour of Chanel’s Ateliers While Tonight’s Métiers d’Art Collection Was Being Made," 5 Dec. 2018 Even the chicken wings here are a haute ordeal, deboned and stuffed with a chicken mousseline given a Southeast Asian flavor with Thai chilies, herbs and lime. Craig Laban,, "At Cadence, bold new culinary talents cook with the seasons," 1 June 2018 Silver Hyatt's chef Nilda de Los Santos Campechana de mariscos, with yellow beet crisp and avocado mousseline. Ann Maloney,, "Going to a NOWFE's grand tasting? The winning dishes are....," 22 May 2018 Two thin sheets of pasta envelop a creamy, buttery potato mousseline, in turn topped by a runny-yolk duck egg. Phil Vettel,, "Tied House review: Chef Debbie Gold shines in return to Chicago's dining scene," 27 Apr. 2018 Halibut is seared golden, the mild, flaky flesh accented with flavor from nasturtium butter and segments of grapefruit, served with parsley-root puree, root-vegetable hash, and springy circles of halibut mousseline. Devra First,, "Dinner in an almost classical mode, at Mooncusser Fish House," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of mousseline

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mousseline

French, literally, muslin — more at muslin

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The first known use of mousseline was in 1696

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“Mousseline.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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