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éclair Syllabification: é·clair
Pronunciation: /āˈkler/ /iˈkler/
(also eclair)

Definition of éclair in English:


A small, soft, log-shaped pastry filled with cream and typically topped with chocolate icing.
Example sentences
  • For dessert they selected a chocolate eclair with vanilla ice cream.
  • For dessert we ordered chocolate eclairs served with ice cream, chocolate and blueberry sauce.
  • I also have a total weakness for cakes - especially a nice sponge or some chocolate eclairs.


Mid 19th century: from French, literally 'lightning'.

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