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mousse
American English: /mus/
British English: /muːs/

Translation of mousse in Spanish:

noun

uncountable or countable
  • 1 (Cookery)
    mousse (feminine) or (masculine)
    espuma (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • These are used as required, mixed with liquids and flavourings, to ‘set’ savoury aspic, desserts such as jelly and mousse, and stabilize commercially made ice cream and other foods.
    • They have so much potential - a soufflé, cakes, crème brûlée, salmon mousse - or just a good, open omelette filled with seasonal vegetables.
    • Bavarois is a kind of dessert like mousse, but made typically with custard in addition to cream, therefore turns out thick and rich.
  • 2 (for hair)
    Example sentences
    • Achieve increased resilience and shape-holding power from setting lotions, mousses and hair sprays.
    • The shelf in the bathroom was littered with tins of hair spray, styling mousse, shampoo and conditioner, blobs of each of which had been splurted onto every available surface.
    • Yucca, quince seed, balsam and yarrow are often added to natural styling gels, mousse and hair sprays for their thickening and emulsifying qualities.

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