ve·​lou·​té və-ˌlü-ˈtā How to pronounce velouté (audio)
: a soup or sauce made of chicken, veal, or fish stock and cream and thickened with butter and flour

Examples of velouté in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Diners ease into dinner with a little glass cup of steaming artichoke veloute, speckled with black truffles. Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2022 To assemble the lasagna, spread half the flour-milk mixture (called a veloute) in an even layer on the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Joe Yonan, The Denver Post, 11 Oct. 2019

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Word History


borrowed from French, literally, "velvetiness, softness," noun derivative of velouté "velvety, smooth," going back to Middle French, from velour, velours "velvet, velour" + -té, adjective suffix, extended form of , going back to Latin -ātus -ate entry 3

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of velouté was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Velouté.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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