Definition of dulce de leche in English:

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dulce de leche

Pronunciation: /ˈdo͞olsā de ˈleCHā/


A traditional Argentinian dessert made by caramelizing sugar in milk.
Example sentences
  • Other developments include the continued permeation of the flavors from Hispanic cuisine into several dairy categories, such as tropical fruit flavors and the indulgent dessert flavors like dulce de leche or tres leches cake.
  • I of course am speaking of dulce de leche, or ‘milk jelly’ in English.
  • People eat a lot of bread and ship biscuits (galleta marina), mostly made of white flour, and many consume dairy products, including the national dessert, dulce de leche.


Early 20th century: American Spanish, from dulce 'sweet' + de 'of' + leche 'milk'.

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Syllabification: dul·ce de le·che

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