Definition of amuse-bouche in English:

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amuse-bouche

Pronunciation: /əˌmjuːzˈbuːʃ/
Pronunciation: /əˌmuːzˈbuːʃ/

noun (plural amuse-bouches or same)

Another term for amuse-gueule.
Example sentences
  • Nothing beats a start to the evening like an amuse-bouche designed to tantalise his senses, leaving him wanting more.
  • There was a tasty house amuse-bouche of white lentil potato fritter.
  • Every meal begins with an amuse-bouche presented on a little white tray.

Origin

French, literally 'amuse mouth'.

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