[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. fonda, jane,
  2. fondant,
  3. fondle,
  4. fondly,
  5. fondness,
  6. fondue,
  7. fondue bourguignonne,
  8. fone,
  9. fong,
  10. fong, hiram leong

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.