Definition of whisk in English:

whisk

Syllabification: whisk
Pronunciation: /(h)wisk
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 2Beat or stir (a substance, especially cream or eggs) with a light, rapid movement.
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    • In another bowl whisk the cream until light peaks form.
    • For the icing, melt chocolate then stir until smooth and whisk in cream.
    • Meanwhile whisk the eggs, yolks, cheese and cream in a bowl and season with black pepper.
    Synonyms
  • 3Brush with a whisk broom.
    More example sentences
    • A motorized snow broom whisks away snow following a December dusting at Grand Forks.
    • Chance sat down amid the melting piles of snow that had been whisked through the door.

noun

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  • 1A utensil for whipping eggs or cream.
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    • It doesn't take as long a time as you'd think to whip cream with a whisk.
    • Beat egg white with a whisk or handheld mixer in a small bowl until just stiff.
    • Using a hand-held electric whisk, cream together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 3 (also fly whisk) A bunch of grass, twigs, or bristles for removing dust or flies.
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    • Objects surround the two uniforms: a mop for the cleaner; a fly whisk, medicine containers, and a drum for the nanga.
    • The nazir gave me a giraffe-tail fly whisk when I left.
    • If you're nostalgic for gin slings, parasols and fly whisks, the White House Rose Garden was the place to be last week.
  • 4 [in singular] A brief, rapid action or movement: a whisk around St. Basil’s cathedral
    More example sentences
    • You see it all in a whisk.

Origin

late Middle English: of Scandinavian origin.

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