[ fon-doo, -dyoo, fon-doo, -dyoo for 1; French fawn-dy for 1, 2 ]
/ fɒnˈdu, -ˈdyu, ˈfɒn du, -dyu for 1; French fɔ̃ˈdü for 1, 2 /


noun, plural fon·dus [French -dy] /French -ˈdü/.

Ballet. a slow bending of the supporting leg.

Origin of fondu

1840–50; < French, past participle of fondre to melt, found3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fondu

  • All was delightfully dead as the most advanced antiquarian could desire when we drew up at the Fondu de los Italianos.

    Glories of Spain|Charles W. Wood
  • It should be only half filled, as the fondu will rise very high.