Amuse-bouche



noun
an appetizer before a meal
noun

any small bite of food or appetizer-sized portion, often served before a meal; also called amuse-gueule
Word Origin

1968; French ‘that which amuses the mouth’
Usage Note

cooking

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    noun See amuse-bouche

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    pleasurably entertained, occupied, or diverted. displaying : an amused expression on her face. aroused to mirth. to hold the attention of (someone) pleasantly; entertain or divert in an enjoyable or cheerful manner: She amused the guests with witty conversation. to cause mirth, laughter, or the like, in: The comedian amused the audience with a steady […]



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    pleasurably entertained, occupied, or diverted. displaying : an amused expression on her face. aroused to mirth. Historical Examples Tricotrin, indifferent to the hint as to the rebuff, looked at him amusedly. Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida Ouida He had been diligently and amusedly studying the last prisoner. “Persons Unknown” Virginia Tracy He looked at […]



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