Definition of kissel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkisəl/


A dessert made from fruit juice or puree, boiled with sugar and water and thickened with potato or cornstarch.
Example sentences
  • One doesn't have to waste much time and effort in order to make our kissels and compotes.
  • You will also love the honey mousse, and the tasty kissel made with sweetened cranberries.
  • I like my kissel a bit on the sour side, so I tend to use redcurrant juice, cranberries, rhubarb or lingonberries as a starting base.


From Russian kiselʹ, from a base shared by kislyĭ 'sour'.

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Syllabification: kis·sel

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