Definition of hors d'oeuvre in English:

hors d'oeuvre

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Pronunciation: /ɔː ˈdəːv
, 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'.

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