Definition of vol-au-vent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvɒl ə vɒ̃//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvɔːl oʊ ˈvɑ̃ː//
(British English, from French)
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a small round case of light pastry filled with meat, fish, etc. in a cream sauce, often eaten with your fingers at parties Word OriginFrench, literally ‘flight in the wind’.