Definition of half-and-half in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhɑːf(ə)nˈhɑːf/

adverb& adjective

In equal parts: [as adverb]: views were split almost exactly half-and-half [as adjective]: a half-and-half mixture
More example sentences
  • Dip the base of the cuttings in rooting hormone powder or liquid and insert to about a third of their length around the edge of a plant pot filled with a half-and-half mix of multi-purpose compost and vermiculite.
  • I feel very sorry for the poor, but I also feel very sorry for the rich - it's a half-and-half thing.
  • Despite the Uists being roughly half-and-half Presbyterian and Catholic, there are no separate schools.


[mass noun] North American
A mixture of milk and cream.
Example sentences
  • When cooking, you can substitute evaporated skim milk or fat-free half-and-half for cream in recipes for soups and sauces.
  • Add milk, cream, or half-and-half all at once.
  • Me, having made a cappuccino with half-and-half instead of regular milk: ‘Look at all that foam!’
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