Definition of rissole in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈsōl/ Pronunciation: /ˈriˌsōl/


A compressed mixture of meat and spices, coated in breadcrumbs and fried.
Example sentences
  • He said she would demand that the leftovers from Sunday lunch were recycled during the week, for the creation of dishes such as cottage pie and rissoles.
  • Enjoy a free steak or rissole sandwich then stay around for street entertainment.
  • I started cooking tea just before it started and had to run into the kitchen and turn over the rissoles and run back into the lounge room so I wouldn't miss any of the show.


Early 18th century: from French, from Old French dialect ruissole, from a feminine form of late Latin russeolus 'reddish', from Latin russus 'red'.

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Syllabification: ris·sole

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