Definition of noyau in English:


Syllabification: no·yau
Pronunciation: /nwäˈyō, ˈnwäˌyō

noun (plural noyaux /-ˈyō(z), -ˌyō(z) /)

  • A liqueur made of brandy flavored with fruit kernels.
    More example sentences
    • It was a cordial or a brandy-based liqueur flavoured with almonds, peach, cherry, or apricot kernels, or soft fruits; similar to noyau, a word which came into use in the late 18th century and largely supplanted ratafia.


French, literally 'kernel', based on Latin nux, nuc- 'nut'.

More definitions of noyau

Definition of noyau in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody