Definition of glacé in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡlaˈsā/


1(Of fruit) having a glossy surface due to preservation in sugar: a glacé cherry
More example sentences
  • In some fancy versions, these are omitted from the bottom, which is covered with a decorative arrangement of glacé fruit with a layer of jelly cementing it into a mosaic.
  • When I was a kid there would always be a box of glacé fruit at Christmas which largely remained uneaten and which I would not have touched in a million years.
  • She left out the glacé cherries because she couldn't abide the sticky things, substituting dates, which she loved.
2(Of cloth or leather) smooth and highly polished.
Example sentences
  • I bought them instantly, in slightly more practical black, plus another style in red glacé leather.

verb (glacés, glacéing, glacéed /-ˈsād/ or glacéd)

[with object]
Glaze with a thin sugar-based coating: [as adjective]: glacéed cape gooseberries
More example sentences
  • Cheesecake topped with a Glace of Caramelized Golden Pineapple.


Mid 19th century: French, literally 'iced', past participle of glacer, from glace 'ice'.

Words that rhyme with glacé

déclassé, laissez-passer

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Syllabification: gla·cé

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