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 Cut the omelet into 6 wedges and transfer to a serving plate., 2 June 2021 Brunch main course options include quiche, French toast strata, Belgian waffles, steak and eggs, omelet, chopped salad, smoked salmon bagel and roasted beef tenderloin. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2021 Smaller offerings include bara chirashi ($68), cubes of seasonal fish over rice; tuna crudo with black olive-miso sauce ($25); and a futomaki roll ($36), with layers of seafood, omelet and pickled vegetables. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Apr. 2021 The buffet will have salads and sides, breakfast items, an omelet station, and entrées including prime rib, ham, turkey and salmon, plus desserts. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Mar. 2021 Every day, Rubin would walk into Kelly's Place to order a cheese omelet and go through the same comedic routine with a waitress. Star Tribune, 24 May 2021 Every day, Rubin would walk into Kelly’s Place to order a cheese omelet and go through the same comedic routine with a waitress., 24 May 2021 The a la carte menu features Black Forest waffle, Dungeness crab omelet, chilaquiles, steak frites and grilled salmon salad. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2021 Spread the zucchini mixture over half of the omelet, then sprinkle with half of the chives and parsley., 4 May 2021

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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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The first known use of omelet was circa 1611

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10 Jun 2021

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“Omelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of omelet

: a dish made from eggs that are mixed together, cooked without stirring, and served folded in half often with a filling of cheese, vegetables, or meat


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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