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Definition of hors d’oeuvre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hors d’oeuvre

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɔː ˈdɜːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːr ˈdɜːrv//
 
[countable, uncountable] (pl. hors d’oeuvres
BrE BrE//ˌɔː ˈdɜːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːr ˈdɜːrv//
 
)
(from French) Types of meal, Dining out
 
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a small amount of food, usually cold, served before the main part of a meal compare starter More Like This Silent letters gnarled, gnash, gnat, gnaw, gnome haute cuisine, heir, (NAmE herb), honour, hors d’oeuvre, hour knack, knee, kneel, knife, knight, knit, knob, knock, knot, know, knuckle psalm, psephology, psychic, ptarmigan, pterodactyl, psychology wrangle, wrap, wreath, wreck, wrench, wrestle, wriggle, wring, write, wrong bomb, climb, crumb, doubt, lamb, limb ascent, fascinate, muscle, scene, scissors height, right, sleigh, weight align, campaign, design, foreign, malign, reign, unfeigned balmy, calm, calf, half, yolk autumn, column, condemn, damn, hymn, solemn bristle, fasten, listen, mortgage, soften, thistle, wrestle biscuit, build, circuit, disguise, guilty, league, rogue, vague yacht answer, sword, twoSee worksheet. See related entries: Types of meal, Dining out Word OriginFrench, literally ‘outside the work’.
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