Definition of bagel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbāɡəl/


A dense bread roll in the shape of a ring, made by boiling dough and then baking it.
Example sentences
  • Wholemeal, ciabatta, bagels, pitta bread or tortilla wraps will be a welcome change.
  • They eat a nang, flat bread shaped like a bagel or pancake and made with wheat or corn flour.
  • Bagel Palace is to bagels what Cindarella's castle in Disney is to Buckingham Palace in England.


Early 20th century (as beigel): from Yiddish beygel.

Words that rhyme with bagel

finagle, Hegel, inveigle, Schlegel

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Syllabification: ba·gel

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