- But what I also found tantilisingly awaiting me behind the counter was a stack of freshly baked Russian tea cakes and lemon scones, both of which I purchased and consumed in startling quantities.
- These are accompanied by all manner of sandwiches, scones and cakes piled onto tiered stands.
- Diane made some scones and there was fruit and such.
early 16th century (originally Scots): perhaps from Middle Dutch schoon(broot) 'fine (bread)'.
There are two possible pronunciations of the word scone: the first rhymes with gone and the second rhymes with tone. In US English the pronunciation rhyming with tone is more common. In British English the two pronunciations traditionally have different regional and class associations, with the first pronunciation associated with the north of England and the northern working class, while the second is associated with the south and the middle class.
Definition of scone in:
- The US English dictionary