[ soo-fuhl ]
/ ˈsu fəl /
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a murmuring or blowing sound heard on auscultation.
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Origin of souffle
From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at soufflé
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH soufflesouffle , soufflé
Other definitions for souffle (2 of 2)
[ soo-fley, soo-fley ]
/ suˈfleɪ, ˈsu fleɪ /
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.
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
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH soufflésouffle, soufflé
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How to use souffle in a sentence
Wipe and put them into paper souffle cases with a little oil, butter, and herbs.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:|Mrs. W. G. Waters
“We had a souffle that noon, if I remember correctly, Captain,” observed the flattered Mrs. Hepton.Cap'n Warren's Wards|Joseph C. Lincoln
It is also meat and drink at the same time; something between egg-flip and omelette souffle, but much more digestible than either.Mirror of the Months|Peter George Patmore
As M. Germain well says: "Il y a un souffle épique dans ces figures."Burgundy: The Splendid Duchy|Percy Allen
Souffle of ground rice is made the same as the above, the rice, however, not requiring so long to simmer as when whole.The Gastronomic Regenerator:|Alexis Soyer
British Dictionary definitions for souffle (1 of 2)
/ (ˈsuːfəl) /
med a blowing sound or murmur heard in auscultation
Word Origin for souffle
C19: from French, from souffler to blow
British Dictionary definitions for souffle (2 of 2)
/ (ˈsuːfleɪ) /
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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