Definition of Sachertorte in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsäkərˌtôrt/

noun (plural Sachertorten /-ˌtôrtn/)

A chocolate gateau with apricot jam filling and chocolate icing.
Example sentences
  • Most of the other desserts were chocolaty things - chocolate mousse, chocolate cake, Sachertorte.
  • Vienna - the city of dreams, waltzes, Sachertorte, gemuetlichkeit, and romance - is centre stage this week as Teatro La Quindicina unveils its first production of 2004, The Vile Governess and Other Psychodramas.
  • The menu for the evening was incredible: champagne, caviar, smoked salmon, pate, Wiener schnitzel and of course, Sachertorte.


German, from the name of Franz Sacher, the pastry chef who created it, + Torte 'tart, pastry'.

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Syllabification: Sa·cher·torte

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