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  1. frosted or iced, as cake.
  2. candied, as fruits.
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  1. frozen.
  2. finished with a gloss, as kid or silk.
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verb (used with object), gla·céed, gla·cé·ing.
  1. to make glacé.
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Origin of glacé

1840–50; < French, past participle of glacer to freeze, derivative of glace ice < Latin glaciēs
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Related Words for glacé

waxy, glistening, shimmering, radiant, dazzling, sparkling, glowing, gleaming, incandescent, polished, luminous, shiny, glorious, splendid, burnished, silky, unsafe, icy, unstable, wet

British Dictionary definitions for glacé


  1. crystallized or candiedglacé cherries
  2. covered in icing
  3. (of leather, silk, etc) having a glossy finish
  4. mainly US frozen or iced
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verb -cés, -céing or -céed
  1. (tr) to ice or candy (cakes, fruits, etc)
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Word Origin for glacé

C19: from French glacé, literally: iced, from glacer to freeze, from glace ice, from Latin glaciēs
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Word Origin and History for glacé



"having a smooth, polished surface," 1847, from French glacé, past participle of glacer "to ice, give a gloss to," from Vulgar Latin *glaciare "to turn or make into ice," from Latin glacies "ice" (see glacial).

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