om·​e·​let | \ ˈäm-lət How to pronounce omelet (audio) , ˈä-mə- \
variants: or omelette

Definition of omelet

: beaten eggs cooked without stirring until set and served folded in half Her omelet had a filling of cheese, peppers, and meat.

Examples of omelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another reporter wrote in awe at how Marvella seemed more at ease on the political front than with an omelet pan. IndyStar, 20 June 2022 The omelet should have an oval shape and not be browned. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 12 June 2022 Try the Fall River omelet, featuring linguica, sautéed peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheddar jack cheese, or the Federal Hill, with sliced Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, sautéed onions and provolone cheese, both priced at $9.59. Globe Staff,, 11 June 2022 Here, the three-egg omelet is made to order, prepared by whisking together eggs and heavy cream, resulting in a picture-perfect, fluffy half-moon. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 27 May 2022 The cheeseburger omelet takes ground beef, onions, tomatoes, pickles, hash browns, ketchup and mustard plus American, Jack and Cheddar cheeses. Sabrina Weiss,, 22 Apr. 2022 Brunch highlights include an omelet station, breakfast quesadilla station, salad bar, buttermilk pancakes, bacon and sausage, carved Easter ham, cherry wood smoked ribs, cedar roasted salmon and citrus, garlic and rosemary chicken. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 9 Apr. 2022 Mary interrupts Meredith and Lisa’s conversation to bring Meredith an omelet. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Jan. 2022 At home after his morning cardio, Mr. al-Asaad carefully weighed out and made his breakfast, an oat and egg white omelet with 2 grams each of salt and cinnamon. New York Times, 4 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of omelet

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for omelet

French omelette, alteration of Middle French amelette, alemette, alteration of alemelle thin plate, ultimately from Latin lamella, diminutive of lamina

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“Omelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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variants: or omelette \ ˈäm-​lət , ˈä-​mə-​lət \

Kids Definition of omelet

: beaten eggs cooked without stirring until firm and folded in half often with a filling

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