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muffin

Syllabification: muf·fin
Pronunciation: /ˈməfən
 
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Definition of muffin in English:

noun

1A small domed cake or quick bread made from batter or dough: blueberry muffins
More example sentences
  • For simple fare, try sugar cookies, doughnuts, muffins or coffee cake with coffee and cocoa or hot spiced cider.
  • Today he's been in her favorite coffee shop and learned what she got everyday; a large black coffee and a blueberry muffin.
  • And they are invariably foods high in calories, like muffins and cookies and cakes.
1.1 short for English muffin.
Example sentences
  • Split the muffins or ciabatta and lightly toast or grill the insides only.
  • For serving, muffins are toasted back and front and then split with the fingers by easing them apart at the joint all the way round.
  • She makes some bread, or muffins, or flat cakes, and we eat them with juice or with water.

Origin

early 18th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with muffin

puffin

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