Definition of gratin in English:


Syllabification: grat·in
Pronunciation: /ˈgrätn, ˈgratn


  • A dish with a light browned crust of breadcrumbs or melted cheese.
    More example sentences
    • Lightly butter an ovenproof gratin dish and arrange the chicory halves cut-side down in a single layer.
    • Pour the onion and tomato mixture over the eggs in the gratin dish and sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top.
    • Drain and place the cauliflower in the gratin dish.


French, from gratter, earlier grater 'to grate'.

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