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doughnut

Syllabification: dough·nut
Pronunciation: /ˈdōˌnət
 
/
(also donut)

Definition of doughnut in English:

noun

1A small fried cake of sweetened dough, typically in the shape of a ball or ring.
Example sentences
  • The menu mentioned toasted teacakes, scones, doughnuts, Danish pastries and flapjack.
  • For simple fare, try sugar cookies, doughnuts, muffins or coffee cake with coffee and cocoa or hot spiced cider.
  • There's a place called the Donut Pub on West 23rd that makes confection and cake donuts.
1.1A ring-shaped object, in particular a vacuum chamber in some types of particle accelerator.
Example sentences
  • Joining the remaining pair of sides turns the cylinder into a doughnut, or torus (right).
  • It is endlessly turning upon itself, a torus, a doughnut, spinning on the axis of the circular cylinder that is the doughnut.
  • One unusual machine shoots a donut of compressed air.

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