Definition of schnitzel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHnitsəl/


A thin slice of veal or other light meat, coated in breadcrumbs and fried.
Example sentences
  • It was only with the arrival of Italian and German immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that an appetite for veal developed in the eastern cities, with schnitzels and veal scallopine showing up on restaurant menus.
  • The traditional Wiener schnitzel - which, as the name indicates, originated in Vienna, Austria - is a very flat piece of breaded veal, but most schnitzels are pork.
  • Dinners cover steaks, schnitzels, poultry, fish and even a couple of Scandinavian items.


From German Schnitzel, literally 'slice'.

Words that rhyme with schnitzel


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Syllabification: schnit·zel

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