cu·​li·​nary | \ ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkyü- How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkü- How to pronounce culinary (audio) \

Definition of culinary

: of or relating to the kitchen or cookery culinary arts culinary recipes culinary schools

Other Words from culinary

culinarily \ ˌkə-​lə-​ˈner-​ə-​lē How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˌkyü-​ , ˌkü-​ \ adverb

Examples of culinary in a Sentence

They serve a variety of culinary delights.
Recent Examples on the Web Located on the secluded island of Bodufushi in the Raa Atoll, the resort features 68 private beach and water villas, along with a robust culinary arts program and in-depth immersion programs tailored to each guest's individual goals. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 11 Nov. 2021 Both men and women can take classes in culinary arts and business administration. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Nov. 2021 This was the first time in the New York City Department of Correction's history that funds were allotted to women's education courses (typing, sewing and culinary arts followed). Zara Stone, CNN, 2 Nov. 2021 Future plans at that school call for a radio, television broadcasting program to be built near the culinary arts classrooms. Mike Nolan,, 29 Oct. 2021 The high school has a culinary arts program for those who want to go deeper. Don Stacom,, 26 Oct. 2021 As graduation neared, Bethel initially planned to study culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University in Providence., 23 Oct. 2021 Off judge was made a Dame Commander, receiving her award for services to broadcasting, the culinary arts and charity work from Prince Charles at Windsor Castle on Wednesday. Katie Campione,, 21 Oct. 2021 On October 20, the beloved Great British Bake Off host and cookbook author received her damehood (the female version of knighthood) from Prince Charles at Windsor Castle for her services to broadcasting, culinary arts and to charity. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 20 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of culinary

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for culinary

Latin culinarius, from culina kitchen — more at kiln

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17 Nov 2021

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“Culinary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of culinary

: used in or relating to cooking


cu·​li·​nary | \ ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkyü- \

Kids Definition of culinary

: of or relating to the kitchen or cooking culinary skills

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