Definition of fondant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfändənt/


1A thick paste made of sugar and water and often flavored or colored, used in the making of candy and the icing and decoration of cakes.
Example sentences
  • Fondant icing is literally fondant warmed with a little syrup, flavoured, and coloured.
  • The festival will include cakes for all occasions, with toppings made of fondant, butter cream, fresh cream, and royal icing.
  • In a saucepan over low heat, combine corn syrup and fondant and cook, stirring constantly, until a light caramel color.
1.1A candy made of fondant.
Example sentences
  • Lollipops and LifeSavers are amorphous candies; fudge and fondant (creamy candy or filling) are crystalline.
  • Then we tried some of their chocolate fondant and it was so good we were physically unable to speak.
  • By the time I reach Armani up at the top I have that sated feeling, the one-too-many chocolates syndrome where once-luxurious fondant turns to sickly goo.


Late 19th century: from French, literally 'melting', present participle of fondre.

Words that rhyme with fondant

co-respondent, correspondent, despondent, respondent

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Syllabification: fon·dant

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