Definition of keftedes in English:

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Pronunciation: /kefˈtedēz/ Pronunciation: /-ˈteT͟Hes/

plural noun

(In Greek cooking) small meatballs made with herbs and onions.
Example sentences
  • In the event, father-of-three Whittock came away with just £1,000 after falling foul of a cookery question and insisting that Greek keftedes, or meatballs, were sweet pastries.
  • The best dishes we sampled were meatballs similar to Greek keftedes, full of garlic and spices, in a thin but tasty tomato-based sauce.
  • While entertaining, try out some Greek recipes, such as keftedes or loukoumades.


From Greek kephtedes, plural of kephtes, via Turkish from Persian koftah.

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Syllabification: kef·te·des

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