Definition of low-calorie in US English:

low-calorie

adjective

  • Denoting or relating to food or a diet that is low or relatively low in calories.

    ‘most veggies are low-calorie and very filling’
    ‘a low-calorie diet’
    ‘a new low-calorie yogurt’
    • ‘Popcorn, a low-calorie, high-fiber treat, can also be offered.’
    • ‘The restaurant features low-calorie, high-nutrition meals, enriched by exotic herbs and vegetables from the hotel's organic garden.’
    • ‘He actually exhorts his patients to eat more by increasing their portions of vegetables, fruits, beans, and other high-fiber, low-calorie foods.’
    • ‘The chain had already introduced low-calorie salads and a veggie burger.’
    • ‘Always a healthy cook, Jones created delicious, low-calorie recipes.’
    • ‘Team up any low-calorie eating plan with exercise.’
    • ‘If you must bring food in front of the TV, choose low-calorie options such as celery, carrots, peppers and other vegetables.’
    • ‘They've created a low-carb, low-calorie, high-protein, artisan-quality bread, which they say is unlike anything found on today's grocery shelves.’
    • ‘There will be various chicken salad options (only one of which could be classified as low-calorie because of its balsamic vinegar dressing).’
    • ‘Some people mistakenly equate healthy eating with dieting, or with eating only low-calorie or low-fat foods.’

Pronunciation

low-calorie

/ˌlōˈkal(ə)rē//ˌloʊˈkæl(ə)ri/