: of or relating to the kitchen or cookery
culinary arts
culinary recipes
culinary schools
ˌkə-lə-ˈner-ə-lē How to pronounce culinary (audio)

Example Sentences

They serve a variety of culinary delights.
Recent Examples on the Web In each 30-minute episode, the culinary wizard will put his personal touch on each menu item, while mentoring each restaurant’s chef and sharing tips and tricks of the trade along the way. Brent Lang, Variety, 16 Mar. 2023 Winston’s Story: As an aspiring chef, Winston is always delighting his friends with his latest culinary delights. Nikita Charuza, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2023 From farm-to-table cuisine to world-famous craft beers, culinary delights abound in this picture-perfect city. Karla Pope, Country Living, 5 Feb. 2023 Houston is known for many culinary delights—barbecue, Viet-Cajun crawfish, tacos. Emma Balter, Chron, 24 Jan. 2023 In fact, you’ll be treated to an evening banquet at the Green Dragon Inn, filled with comforting culinary delights. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 7 Dec. 2022 The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend blends tourism and culinary delights from Walt Disney World. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 14 Nov. 2022 In addition to the drinks and décor, some culinary delights are part of the pop-up with Avenue Coffeehouse bringing some special doughnuts from their second business, Supernova Coffee & Doughnuts at the 3rd Street Market Hall in Milwaukee. Erik S. Hanley, Journal Sentinel, 11 Oct. 2022 The mountains are vibrant with brilliant autumn foliage; the weather is moderate, not freezing, sweltering or humid; seafood, grapes, chestnuts and other culinary delights are fresh and plentiful. Yuri Kageyama, Chicago Tribune, 11 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


Latin culinarius, from culina kitchen — more at kiln

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of culinary was in 1638

Dictionary Entries Near culinary

Cite this Entry

“Culinary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


: of or relating to the kitchen or cooking
culinary workers
culinary skills

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