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mousseline Syllabification: mousse·line
Pronunciation: /mo͞osəˈlēn/

Definition of mousseline in English:


1A fine, semiopaque fabric similar to muslin, typically made of silk, wool, or cotton.
Example sentences
  • Tweed, stretch knit, mousseline silk and techno fabrics, used to draw attention to natural feminine curves without sacrificing the practical qualities of lightness and comfort, are emphasized this season.
  • His easy mix of racer-back tank tops with beautifully cut mousseline, chiffon and matte jersey slip dresses was edgy and youthful without being derivative.
  • Tones wore a black mousseline dress over a cream satin foundation and a black and white picture hat.
2A soft, light mousse.
Example sentences
  • Suddenly, we discovered a new perspective on mousses, mousselines, and textures in general.
  • For the mousseline, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream to soft peaks.
  • For the mousseline preheat the oven to 300 degrees and brush the inside of six ramekins with butter.
3 (also sauce mousseline) Hollandaise sauce that has been made frothy with whipped cream or egg white, served mainly with fish or asparagus.
Example sentences
  • The firm white flesh is highly esteemed, and is often honoured with an expensive sauce (e.g. lobster sauce, sauce mousseline) in restaurants.
  • If you are in a pampering mood, however, order the smoked salmon with mousseline sauce crepe, which is very reasonably priced.
  • Onaga is the premium of snappers and a local favorite when breaded, sautéed in white wine and butter, then topped with sauce mousseline.


Late 17th century: from French (see muslin).

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