Definition of hors d'oeuvre in English:

hors d'oeuvre

Pronunciation: /ɔː ˈdəːv//ɔː ˈdəːvr(ə)/


  • A small savoury dish, typically one served as an appetizer.

    ‘a trolley laden with fifteen different hors d'oeuvres’
    [as modifier] ‘a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception’
    • ‘Some of my favorite food at parties falls under the category of hors d'oeuvres and appetizers.’
    • ‘For fewer than eight people, one or two types of hors d'oeuvres are fine.’


French, literally outside the work.


hors d'oeuvre

/ɔː ˈdəːv//ɔː ˈdəːvr(ə)/