hors d'oeuvre

[ awr durv; French awr dœ-vruh ]
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


This is an Italian relish (hors d'oeuvre), and can be obtained in cans.

No soup had been offered and champagne was served with the hors d'oeuvre.

The sweetmeats or hors d'oeuvre of the older caterings for that taste are here collected together to form a pièce de résistance.

There epicurism was in the lip as well as the palate, and one had humour for a hors d'oeuvre and repartee for an entremet.

This fish is excellent prepared in the same manner as finnan haddie or smoked salmon, or served raw as a hors d'oeuvre.

But, if Andre-Louis would hope to dine, he must begin by eating his pride as an hors d'oeuvre.

The menu for an informal dinner would leave out the entrée, and possibly either the hors d'oeuvre or the soup.