Definition of lagniappe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlanˈyap/


North American
Something given as a bonus or extra gift.
Example sentences
  • The couplings are lagniappes but damn good ones.
  • Nobody, but nobody did Debussy better than Stokowski and it is nice to have these lagniappes appended to the Holst.
  • I would have recommended this disc if the only thing on it was the Sibelius but you get two lagniappes.


Louisiana French, from Spanish la ñapa.

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Syllabification: la·gniappe

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