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 French cooks enjoy its lacy leaves chopped into an omelet, added at the end of cooking. Pam Peirce,, "Food crops and edible flowers that thrive in the shade," 12 July 2019 Saturday and Sunday brunch features Western-style dishes (steak and eggs, pancakes, omelets) and Middle Eastern items (hummus, shakshouka). Tim Bannon,, "Going to a Chicago Bears game at Soldier Field? Here’s the new ticket policy, where to tailgate, how to dress, what to eat and more," 3 Sep. 2019 Prep and Pastry serves breakfast sandwiches, eggs Benedicts, omelets, toasts and pancakes. Ava Garcia, azcentral, "This popular Tucson brunch spot is coming to Scottsdale. Here's why it's a big deal," 15 Aug. 2019 This year’s menu includes smoked brisket, Jersey tomato BLT with fried egg, seafood omelet, and Belgian waffles with fresh Jersey fruit. Adrienne Jordan, National Geographic, "7 sky-high dining experiences around the world," 25 Apr. 2019 Egg will feature omelets and egg sandwiches, including one with avocado and turkey ($7.95) and a New York BEC ($6.95, with bacon, egg and cheddar on English muffin). Michael Mayo,, "Hard Rock Hollywood opens new food court, center bar and bigger Bol restaurant," 9 Aug. 2019 Other options include three-egg omelets and biscuit sandwiches, including The Southern, which is filled with a fried green tomato, avocado, a fried egg and Alabama white barbecue sauce. Michelle Matthews |, al, "This Gulf Shores diner is a total ’50s throwback," 7 Aug. 2019 The Creamery: For an easy pre-game breakfast/brunch, order the breakfast sandwich or an omelet and grab a spot on the sunny patio. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Going to the Giants game? Where to eat and drink around AT&T Park," 3 Apr. 2018 About the menu: Full breakfast and lunch items are available with a carving station and made-to-order omelets featuring Tillamook Cheddar cheese, bell-pepper mélange, smoked salmon and more. Marc Bona,, "Pier W: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 17 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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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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