EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Pathology a murmuring or blowing sound heard on auscultation. Origin of souffle
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soufflé noun a light baked dish made fluffy with beaten egg whites combined with egg yolks, white sauce, and fish, cheese, or other ingredients. a similar dish made with fruit juices, chocolate, vanilla, etc., and served as dessert. adjective Also souf·fléed. puffed up; made light, as by beating and cooking. verb (used with object), souf·fléed, souf·flé·ing. to make (food) puffed up and light, as by beating and cooking, adding stiffly beaten egg whites, etc.; make resemble a soufflé: to soufflé leftover mashed potatoes. Origin of soufflé 1805–15; < French, noun use of past participle of souffler to blow, puff < Latin sufflāre to breathe on, blow on
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Examples from the Web for souffle Historical Examples of souffle
The landlady admitted that a
souffle was something not unlike a hash.
If ever he come in the domps, he goes out always like a
Better the guests wait a few minutes for the
souffle than the souffle for the guests.
souffle potatoes of old Marie were not bad to look on, but I did not test them otherwise.
In a sweetmeat, the
souffle through which we dig to reach the plums. British Dictionary definitions for souffle noun med a blowing sound or murmur heard in auscultation Word Origin for souffle
C19: from French, from
souffler to blow noun a very light fluffy dish made with egg yolks and stiffly beaten egg whites combined with cheese, fish, etc a similar sweet or savoury cold dish, set with gelatine adjective Also: souffléed made light and puffy, as by beating and cooking Word Origin for soufflé
C19: from French, from
souffler to blow, from Latin sufflāre
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Word Origin and History for souffle n.
light dish, sometimes savory but usually sweet, 1813, from French
soufflé, noun use of past participle of souffler "to puff up," from Latin sufflare, from sub- "under, up from under" (see sub-) + flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
souffle [sōō ′fəl, sōō ′flə] n. A soft blowing sound heard on auscultation.
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