Definition of Souffle

1. Noun. Light fluffy dish of egg yolks and stiffly beaten egg whites mixed with e.g. cheese or fish or fruit.

Generic synonyms: Dish
Specialized synonyms: Cheese Souffle



Definition of Souffle

1. n. A murmuring or blowing sound; as, the uterine souffle heard over the pregnant uterus.

Definition of Souffle

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of soufflé) ¹

2. Noun. A baked dish made from beaten egg whites and various other ingredients. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Souffle

1. a light, baked dish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Souffle

1. A side dish served hot from the oven at dinner, made of eggs, milk, and flour or other farinaceous substance, beaten till very light, and flavored with fruits, liquors, or essence. Origin: F, fr. Souffle, p.p. Of souffler to puff. A murmuring or blowing sound; as, the uterine souffle heard over the pregnant uterus. Origin: F. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Souffle

soubriquets
soucar
soucars
souce
souced
soucekite
souces
souchong
souchongs
soucing
soucouyant
soucouyants
souct
soudans
soufffle
souffle (current term)
souffled
souffleed
souffles
sough
soughed
soughing
soughingly
soughs
sought
sought-after
sought-after(a)
sought after
souk
souklike

Literary usage of Souffle

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1. A Treatise on the science and practice of midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1876)
"The uterine souffle is a peculiar single whizzing murmur, which is almost always audible on auscultation. It varies very remarkably in character and ..."

2. The Medical News (1881)
"The cephalic souffle may be diminished or disappear with a cure or an ... The cephalic souffle, being perfectly synchronous with the carotid systole, ..."

3. A System of Midwifery, Including the Diseases of Pregnancy and the Puerperal by William Leishman (1875)
"... PULSATION—FUNIC souffle—UTERINE souffle: THEORIES AS TO ITS PRODUCTION—STETHO- SCOPIC EXAMINATION OF ..."

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