[fond-nis] /ˈfɒnd nɪs/
the state or quality of being .
tenderness or affection.
a liking or weakness for something:
He has a fondness for sweets.
Archaic. complacent credulity; foolishness.
late 14c., from fond + -ness.
[fond; French fawn] /fɒnd; French fɔ̃/ noun, plural fonds [fondz; French fawn] /fɒndz; French fɔ̃/ (Show IPA) 1. a background or groundwork, especially of lace. 2. Obsolete. ; stock. /fɒnd/ adjective 1. (postpositive) foll by of. predisposed (to); having a liking (for) 2. loving; tender: a fond embrace 3. indulgent; doting: a fond mother 4. […]
[fon-doo, -dyoo, fon-doo, -dyoo for 1; French fawn-dy for 1, 2] /fɒnˈdu, -ˈdyu, ˈfɒn du, -dyu for 1; French fɔ̃ˈdü for 1, 2/ adjective 1. (def 4). noun, plural fondus [French -dy] /French -ˈdü/ (Show IPA) 2. Ballet. a slow bending of the supporting leg.
- Fondue bourguignonne
/ˈbʊəɡɪˌnjɒn; French burɡiɲɔn/ noun 1. a dish consisting of pieces of steak impaled on forks, cooked in oil at the table and dipped in sauces
[fon-doo, -dyoo, fon-doo, -dyoo; French fawn-dy] /fɒnˈdu, -ˈdyu, ˈfɒn du, -dyu; French fɔ̃ˈdü/ Cookery. noun, plural fondues [fon-dooz, -dyooz, fon-dooz, -dyooz; French fawn-dy] /fɒnˈduz, -ˈdyuz, ˈfɒn duz, -dyuz; French fɔ̃ˈdü/ (Show IPA) 1. a saucelike dish of Swiss origin made with melted cheese and seasonings together with dry white wine, usually flavored with kirsch: served […]