Definition of glacé in English:


Syllabification: gla·cé
Pronunciation: /glaˈsā


  • 1(Of fruit) having a glossy surface due to preservation in sugar: a glacé cherry
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    • In some fancy versions, these are omitted from the bottom, which is covered with a decorative arrangement of glacé fruit with a layer of jelly cementing it into a mosaic.
    • When I was a kid there would always be a box of glacé fruit at Christmas which largely remained uneaten and which I would not have touched in a million years.
    • She left out the glacé cherries because she couldn't abide the sticky things, substituting dates, which she loved.
  • 2(Of cloth or leather) smooth and highly polished.
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    • I bought them instantly, in slightly more practical black, plus another style in red glacé leather.

verb (glacés, glacéing, glacéed /-ˈsād/ or glacéd)

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  • Glaze with a thin sugar-based coating: [as adjective]: glacéed cape gooseberries
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    • Cheesecake topped with a Glace of Caramelized Golden Pineapple.


mid 19th century: French, literally 'iced', past participle of glacer, from glace 'ice'.

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