One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of food) be deliciously light or tender and need little or no chewing.‘my shortbread melts in the mouth’as adjective ‘melt-in-your-mouth chicken livers’
- ‘It melts in the mouth in a delicious way, making it my favourite among all the pastries available.’
- ‘I ensure that the fresh herbs and spices thoroughly infuse the dishes so that the meat becomes so tender it really melts in the mouth,’ he said.’
- ‘The thin strips of pink lamb melted in the mouth but I felt the many sweet elements crowded out the quality lamb.’
- ‘My own pepper was equally satisfying; a whole, succulent green pepper so tender it melted in the mouth, piping hot and stuffed to bursting with rice and mincemeat.’
- ‘The meats were tender and tasty; the lamb melting in the mouth.’
- ‘The beef is so extremely tender that it seems to melt in the mouth.’
- ‘The pulled pork is, quite simply, melt in the mouth, while the chicken is juicily tender.’
- ‘The fishcake - and it was just one, but well-sized - was deliciously light and melted in the mouth, while the Hanoi duck came inside a stack of tortillas and salsa that looked bizarre but tasted sensational.’
- ‘Tom's tart looked more like a huge Danish pastry, but was absolutely delicious: the pastry melted in the mouth and the melange of Brie and leeks was judged to perfection.’
- ‘String beans of the variety known as Tender Green are stringless, extra large, and will melt in the mouth even when the pods are five inches long.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.