Definition of meze in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmezā/
(also mezze)

noun (plural mezedes /meˈzeTHəs/)

In the Mediterranean, an appetizer.
Example sentences
  • Afterwards, we continued to enjoy watching the dolphins entertain guests from the deck of Corals Restaurant, a delightful indoor/outdoor bistro specializing in Mediterranean mezes only 20 feet away from the dolphin pool.
  • Turkey is also famous for its appetizers, called meze, made from meat, fish, and vegetables.
  • Kinzer also logged plenty of evenings in the Turkish bistros called meyhanes eating meze, or small plates of appetizers, and consuming raki, the Turkish national beverage.


Turkish and modern Greek.

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Syllabification: me·ze

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