[ ahng-gleyz, -glez ]

  1. an old English country-dance.

  2. a dance form in quick duple time, occasionally constituting part of an 18th-century instrumental suite.

Origin of anglaise

<French, feminine of anglaisEnglish

Words Nearby anglaise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use anglaise in a sentence

  • Pastry chef Genesis Flores uses a ceramic plateau to present her gold leaf-garnished, mascarpone-filled eclair, over which a server pours a stream of coffee anglaise.

  • Serving suggestion: Ice cream and Cinnamon Crème anglaise (page 163) are also suitable toppings.

    4 Autumnal Desserts | Michel Richard | November 18, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • He was planning again a book on Byron, and asks for Taine's critique of him 217 in his Littrature anglaise.

    The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
  • What he had mainly in mind was to say to the old actress that she had been mistaken—the jeune anglaise wasn't such a grue.

    The Tragic Muse | Henry James
  • She was a jeune anglaise—a "lady" withal—very earnest about artistic, about remunerative problems.

    The Tragic Muse | Henry James