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[ahn-truh-mey; French ahn-truh-me]
noun, plural en·tre·mets [ahn-truh-meyz; French ahn-truh-me] /ˈɑn trəˌmeɪz; French ɑ̃ trəˈmɛ/. (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. a dish or dishes served at dinner between the principal courses or with the roast or other main course; side dish.
  2. the sweet dishes or dessert course served after a cheese course.
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Origin of entremets

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French; Old French entremes. See inter-, mess
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Examples from the Web for entremets

Historical Examples

  • As entremets, and as accompaniments to meat, they are largely consumed.

    A Tramp's Wallet

    William Duthie

  • And so on with the entremets, and hors d'oeuvres, and the rotis, and the releves.

    A Little Dinner at Timmins's

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • The latter ornaments were what they called their "intermeats" (entremets).

  • There was no mystery whatsoever about the fish, and about the entremets.

    An Englishman in Paris

    Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam

  • These may be supplemented to any extent with entremets and entres.

British Dictionary definitions for entremets


noun plural -mets (French -mɛ)
  1. a dessert
  2. a light dish, formerly served at formal dinners between the main course and the dessert
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Word Origin

C18: from French, from Old French entremes, from entre- between, inter- + mes dish, mess
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