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 Something quick and easy whipped up in my Always Pan: Kitchari, a desi omelet, or dumplings steamed in our Spruce Steamer. Marquita K. Harris, Glamour, 29 June 2021 Barbara Stone and her husband threw parties for business, intimate omelet dinners in their apartment and bigger bashes, including one at a town house in Kips Bay, Richard Stone recalled., 15 May 2021 The menu features pork, chicken, ribs, wings and brisket, as well as the breakfast of champions, a barbecue omelet. Bob Carlton |, al, 23 June 2021 This fluffy omelet swimming in lobster broth is must-order. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Scramble briskly with a small rubber spatula to form small soft curds, then add your fillings in a line across the omelet, a bit off-center. Caroline Lange, Good Housekeeping, 30 June 2021 The Persian omelet, kuku sabzi, is so green that there are more herbs in it by volume than eggs. Bee Wilson, WSJ, 17 June 2021 Get creative: Try sliced almonds in your breakfast omelet or tossed on your lunchtime salad. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 4 June 2021 Cut the omelet into 6 wedges and transfer to a serving plate., 2 June 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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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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