Definition of hors d'oeuvre in English:

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hors d'oeuvre

Pronunciation: /ɔː ˈdəːv/
Pronunciation: /ɔː ˈdəːvr(ə)/

noun (plural same or hors d'oeuvres pronounced same or /ˈdəːvz/)

A small savoury dish, typically one served as an appetizer: a trolley laden with fifteen different hors d’oeuvres [as modifier]: a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception
More example sentences
  • Some of my favorite food at parties falls under the category of hors d'oeuvres and appetizers.
  • For fewer than eight people, one or two types of hors d'oeuvres are fine.


French, literally 'outside the work'.

Words that rhyme with hors d'oeuvre

conserve, curve, Deneuve, derv, nerve, observe, roman-fleuve, serve, subserve, swerve, verve

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