Definition of petit four in English:

petit four

Syllabification: pe·tit four
Pronunciation: /ˈpetē ˈfôr
 
/

noun (plural petits fours /ˈpetē ˈfôrz/ or petit fours /ˈpetē ˈfôrz/)

  • A very small fancy cake, cookie, or confection, typically made with marzipan and traditionally served after a meal.
    More example sentences
    • It can also be baked lightly to make small biscuits and petits fours, akin to macaroons.
    • The desserts are fabulous and with coffee and petits fours the bill came to £70 (inc G&Ts, a bottle of Chénas and a port).
    • And mignardises were exactly what I had in mind when I bought my new Flexipan molds, the one for little tartlets and the one for hemispherical petits fours.

Origin

French, literally 'little oven'.

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