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soufflé

noun souf·flé \ sü-ˈflā , ˈsü-ˌflā \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of soufflé

:a dish that is made from a sauce, egg yolks, beaten egg whites, and a flavoring or purée (as of seafood, fruit, or vegetables) and baked until puffed up

Examples of soufflé in a Sentence

  1. a serving of chocolate soufflé

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Origin and Etymology of soufflé

French, from soufflé, past participle of souffler to blow, puff up, from Old French sufler, from Latin sufflare, from sub- + flare to blow — more at blow


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soufflé

adjective \ sü-ˈflād , ˈsü-ˌflād \
variants: or souffléed

Definition of soufflé

:puffed up by or in cooking

First Known Use of soufflé

1824


SOUFFLÉ Defined for English Language Learners

soufflé

noun

Definition of soufflé for English Language Learners

  • : a food that is made with eggs, flour, and other ingredients (such as cheese, vegetables, fruit, or chocolate) and that is baked until its top rises and it becomes very light and fluffy


Medical Dictionary

souffle

noun souf·fle \ ˈsü-fəl \

medical Definition of souffle

:a blowing sound heard on auscultation
  • the uterine souffle heard in pregnancy

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