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 Front Porch Cafe—try the chicken satay omelet, made with curry and peanut sauce—stroll a few blocks south to the Art Deco Welcome Center to begin your 90-minute architecture walking tour with the Miami Design Preservation League. Jessica Poitevien, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Weekend Guide: Art Deco Architecture, Cuban Food, and Manatees in Miami," 30 Mar. 2021 Blonsky preps food for her short trips, chopping veggies and filling a Tupperware with spinach — which doubles as a cushion for her omelet eggs. Washington Post, "How to take an overnight trip with your two-wheeled vehicle," 26 Mar. 2021 Via Real will offer classic brunch, with blueberry French toast, omelet and waffle stations, peel and eat shrimp, smoked salmon, prime rib and bottomless mimosas. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, "Don’t feel like cooking for Easter? These Irving restaurants have you covered," 31 Mar. 2021 Omelets have been one of the establishment's most popular breakfasts so far, Agnos said, especially the 84 Classic Cafe omelet, which has spinach, feta cheese, onions and tomatoes. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The former Johnny V's Classic Cafe in West Allis has turned into a new 'family style' restaurant," 16 Mar. 2021 The duo also travels to Kyoto to eat a Japanese omelet made by chef Motokichi Yukimura. Devorah Lev-tov, Condé Nast Traveler, "Michelle Obama's ‘Waffles + Mochi’ Netflix Show Takes Kids to Japan, Italy, and More," 16 Mar. 2021 Herbie Hancock and more until the early morning, then having a chef break open the omelet bar at seven am following the all-night soiree. Steve Baltin, Forbes, "The 3121 Party With Prince, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell And More: The Music Soiree That Can’t Be Topped," 5 Mar. 2021 By the end of Washington’s six-game hiatus, Brooks had become a master omelet chef. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio Spurs likely to face hurdles even after COVID outbreak subsides," 20 Feb. 2021 Cooking without recipes is a kitchen skill, no different from dicing vegetables or flipping an omelet. New York Times, "A No-Recipe Recipe Manifesto," 3 Mar. 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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23 Apr 2021

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“Omelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 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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