Definition of whisk in English:


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Pronunciation: /wɪsk


  • 2 [with object] Beat or stir (a substance, especially cream or eggs) with a light, rapid movement.
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    • In another bowl whisk the cream until light peaks form.
    • For the icing, melt chocolate then stir until smooth and whisk in cream.
    • Meanwhile whisk the eggs, yolks, cheese and cream in a bowl and season with black pepper.
    whip, beat, stir/mix vigorously


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  • 2 (also fly whisk) A bunch of grass, twigs, or bristles for removing dust or flies.
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    • Objects surround the two uniforms: a mop for the cleaner; a fly whisk, medicine containers, and a drum for the nanga.
    • The nazir gave me a giraffe-tail fly whisk when I left.
    • If you're nostalgic for gin slings, parasols and fly whisks, the White House Rose Garden was the place to be last week.


late Middle English: of Scandinavian origin.

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