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[ chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok- ]
/ ˈtʃɔ kə lɪt, ˈtʃɒk ə-, ˈtʃɔk lɪt, ˈtʃɒk- /



made, flavored, or covered with chocolate: chocolate cake; chocolate ice cream.
having the color of chocolate; dark-brown.

Nearby words

chockablock, chocker, chockstone, choco, chocoholic, chocolate, chocolate cyst, chocolate milk, chocolate soldier, chocolate tree, chocolate-box

Origin of chocolate

1595–1605; < Spanish < Nahuatl chocolātl
Related formschoc·o·lat·y, choc·o·lat·ey, adjective
Can be confusedcacao chocolate coca cocoa coke Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chocolaty

  • The one flavor you can always count on, however, is rich chocolate, the most chocolaty food imaginable.

    Dr. Mike’s Makes the Best Ice Cream on Earth|Jane & Michael Stern|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • Rich and chocolaty but airy and cold, this dessert is made even more appealing by how easy it is to prepare.

    What to Eat||August 11, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • I give my icings, fillings, pies and puddings "that chocolaty taste" of Runkel's without bothering to grate chocolate.

British Dictionary definitions for chocolaty


/ (ˈtʃɒkəlɪt, ˈtʃɒklɪt, -lət) /


a food preparation made from roasted ground cacao seeds, usually sweetened and flavoured
a drink or sweetmeat made from this
  1. a moderate to deep brown colour
  2. (as adjective)a chocolate carpet
Derived Formschocolaty, adjective

Word Origin for chocolate

C17: from Spanish, from Aztec xocolatl, from xococ sour, bitter + atl water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for chocolaty


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