Definition of crème caramel in English:

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crème caramel

Pronunciation: /ˌkrem kerəˈmel/

noun (plural crèmes caramel pronounced same, or crème caramels /-ˈmelz/ /-ˌmelz/)

A custard dessert made with whipped cream and eggs and topped with caramel.
Example sentences
  • There were chocolate cake, chocolate mouse, ice cream, crème caramel, cheesecake and custard puffs.
  • An example of pure caramelization is the well-known dessert crème caramel.
  • Go for the ice cream over the more typical crème caramel and crème brûlée.


Early 20th century: French, literally 'caramel custard'.

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Syllabification: crème car·a·mel

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