Souffle meaning

so͝o-flā'
A baked dish made light and fluffy by gentle inclusion of whipped egg yolks in the batter.

Her chocolate souffle was delicious and seemed as light as air.

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A light, fluffy baked dish made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients and served as a main dish or sweetened as a dessert.
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A soft, blowing sound heard on auscultation.
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Made light and puffy in the process of being cooked or baked.
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Any of several baked foods, as a dish prepared with white sauce and egg yolks and some additional ingredient, as cheese, made light and puffy by beaten egg whites added before baking.
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Alternative spelling of soufflé (dish made with eggs)
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(medicine) A murmuring or blowing sound.

The uterine souffle heard over the pregnant uterus.

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Origin of souffle

  • French from past participle of souffler to puff up from Old French soffler from Latin sufflāre sub- sub- flāre to blow bhlē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition