Definition of gratin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡratn/


A dish with a light browned crust of breadcrumbs or melted cheese.
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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Syllabification: grat·in

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