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nounCanadian chiefly Montreal.
  1. ice placed in a drink to cool it.

Origin of glace

<Canadian French, French: ice; see glacé

Words Nearby glace

Other definitions for glacé (2 of 2)

[ gla-sey ]

  1. frosted or iced, as cake.

  2. candied, as fruits.

  1. finished with a gloss, as kid or silk.

verb (used with object),gla·céed, gla·cé·ing.
  1. to make glacé.

Origin of glacé

1840–50; <French, past participle of glacer to freeze, derivative of glace ice <Latin glaciēs Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use glace in a sentence

  • An empty stone hut beyond the mer de glace gave them shelter for the night.

    Rudy and Babette | Hans Christian Andersen
  • We walked quickly over the Mer de glace, and in about three hours came to the difficult part.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I am sorry, if that was all, that Helena did not stay to hear such a charming moral compliment—Moralit la glace.

  • The greatest of them is the Mer de glace, on which every visitor must set his foot.

    The Spell of Switzerland | Nathan Haskell Dole
  • The boulder clay of Germany is supposed to have accumulated underneath this vast "mer de glace," as he calls it.

British Dictionary definitions for glacé


/ (ˈɡlæsɪ) /

  1. crystallized or candied: glacé cherries

  2. covered in icing

  1. (of leather, silk, etc) having a glossy finish

  2. mainly US frozen or iced

verb-cés, -céing or -céed
  1. (tr) to ice or candy (cakes, fruits, etc)

Origin of glacé

C19: from French glacé, literally: iced, from glacer to freeze, from glace ice, from Latin glaciēs

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