Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun In ballet, a movement in which the body is lowered by bending the knee of the supporting leg.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Blended; softened.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Blended; gradually changing or passing into each other by subtle gradations; -- said of colors or of the surface or material on which the colors are laid.
  • adjective Melted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun In printing, the graded shift from one color into another.
  • noun Alternative spelling of fondue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun hot cheese or chocolate melted to the consistency of a sauce into which bread or fruits are dipped
  • noun cubes of meat or seafood cooked in hot oil and then dipped in any of various sauces

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from feminine past participle of fondre, to melt; see fondant.]

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French fondu ("melted")

Examples

  • Ajoutez le beurre en parcelles et remuez sur feu très doux jusqu'à ce qu'il soit fondu.

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  • Ajoutez le beurre en parcelles et remuez sur feu très doux jusqu'à ce qu'il soit fondu.

    [today's recipe] prepare and enjoy

  • One can find hypocrisy in the head of a Heineken, a fruit fly in the finest of fondu, a cockroach in the crust of an occasional croissant ...

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  • (I hoped it would soon pass because I have eaten deep-fried turkey and it's overrated; what's more, deep-frying a turkey is dangerous, more dangerous even than cooking beef fondu, which once famously burned someone whose name I forget on the Upper West Side in the l960s and was never served anywhere ever again as far as I can tell.)

    Nora Ephron: Thanksgiving Dinner

  • September 25, 2008 at 4:12 pm extra special dark chokklit fondu chokklit

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  • And in the end, 278 chocolates were found; 2 are still missing, one rolled under the furnace where it is probably meeting a bubbly fondu-like death as we speak.

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  • La diarrhee continue j'ai l'impression que je me vide de tout mes organes internes, j'finis meme par imaginer mon corps se retourner: ma tete s'enfoncer dans mes epaules et ressortir par l'autre coté suivi de mes epaules, mon buste, mes hanches et je me retrouve fondu au fond des toilettes.

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  • And if anyone eats cheese dogs, put out the fondu pot for hot cheddar sauce with jalapenos.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • And if anyone eats cheese dogs, put out the fondu pot for hot cheddar sauce with jalapenos.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • Speculum historiale, dans laquelle il a fait entrer et il a fondu, comme je viens de le dire, la relation de notre voyageur.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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