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souffle1

Line breaks: souf¦fle
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːf(ə)l
 
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noun

Medicine
A low murmuring or blowing sound heard through a stethoscope.
Example sentences
  • If you are hearing a rapid pulsating noise with the stethoscope it is probably the "placental souffle" which is the sound of the blood pulsating through the placenta, and not the fetal heart.

Origin

late 19th century: from French, from souffler 'to blow', from Latin sufflare.

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soufflé2

Line breaks: souf|flé
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːfleɪ
 
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noun

1A light, spongy baked dish made typically by adding flavoured egg yolks to stiffly beaten egg whites.
Example sentences
  • Bake soufflés for 12-15 minutes.
  • Get married, own a business, have children, run a marathon, care for a dying relative, bake a perfect soufflé, practice yoga.
  • It could barely have been better: the soufflé was light and moist, and perfectly complemented by a rich, creamy sauce given an edge by the confit.
1.1Any of various light sweet or savoury dishes made with beaten egg whites.
Example sentences
  • For dessert Abi and I both had the dark chocolate soufflé with apricot sorbet.
  • The hot cinder toffee soufflé with treacle sauce will make sweet-tooths swoon.
  • The best of the classic items was the crème caramel; the worst, unaccountably, was the chocolate soufflé.

Origin

French, literally 'blown', past participle of souffler (see souffle).

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