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 Order omelets and pancakes at breakfast, salads and sandwiches at lunch and classics like roasted chicken, salmon, short rib pasta, liver and onions for dinner. Polly Campbell,, "Ten takeout options for fine 'dining' at home," 4 Apr. 2020 About the menu: Ten entrees plus five omelets and more than a dozen a la carte items. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Bourbon Street Barrel Room: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 14 Mar. 2020 As for the menu, which was still being finalized: Diners can expect to see variations on eggs Benedict, omelets and pancakes, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Good Eats Cafe, a breakfast-lunch-brunch spot, is coming to Pewaukee," 31 Jan. 2020 An abbreviated version of Java and Jam’s breakfast menu will be available after 5 p.m., including avocado toast, eggs benedict, omelets and egg platters. Phillip Valys,, "At night, Java and Jam in downtown Fort Lauderdale to morph into J&J’s Diner," 11 Nov. 2019 They also can be tucked into pita or flatbread for a quick sandwich or used as fillings for omelets and frittatas. NBC News, "How to blanch and roast vegetables," 17 Oct. 2019 Those omelets and dry pancakes are not worth waiting for. Kaitlin Menza, Condé Nast Traveler, "How I Travel: Eric Ripert Dislikes JFK Airport, Just Like the Rest of Us," 11 Oct. 2019 Many customers choose traditional morning fare from the menu that includes breakfast tacos, an array of omelets and huge pancakes that spill over the edge of the plate. Vincent T. Davis,, "San Antonio restaurant Panchos & Gringos offers down-home comfort," 7 Oct. 2019 On the brunch menu, diners can expect eggs Benedict, French toast, an omelet and avocado toast. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Fried chicken sandwich concept is a first for downtown Detroit food hall," 22 Aug. 2019

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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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20 May 2020

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“Omelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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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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