Definition of demi-glace in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdemēˌɡlas/
(also demi-glaze /ˌɡlāz/)


A rich, glossy brown sauce from which the liquid has been partly evaporated, typically flavored with wine and served with meat.
Example sentences
  • Add demi-glace, wine, truffle juice, bay leaves, thyme and parsley; reduce by half.
  • No longer a ‘basic sauce’, the demi-glace is now considered to be a relic of an archaic form of cookery referred to respectfully as cuisine classique but no longer practised.
  • Put half the segments, chopped, into a small heavy bottom pan with white wine and the orange jus and reduce to a demi-glaze consistency.


Early 20th century: French, literally 'half glaze'.

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Syllabification: de·mi-glace

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