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parfait

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French parfait (perfect).

NounEdit

parfait (plural parfaits)

  1. Short for French parfait (parfait glacé), an iced dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, and flavouring (usually fruit), sometimes with the addition of a liqueur.
  2. Short for American parfait, a layered dessert often consisting of fruit, ice cream, pastries, whipped topping, etc. and served in a glass, often a parfait glass.

QuotationsEdit

  • 2005, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, page 379
    Brad hesitated, peering at the grid of spun sugar that jutted from his loganberry parfait.

TranslationsEdit


FinnishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French parfait (perfect).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɑrfeː]
  • Hyphenation: par‧fait

NounEdit

parfait

  1. parfait

DeclensionEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin perfectus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

parfait m (feminine parfaite, masculine plural parfaits, feminine plural parfaites)

  1. perfect (exactly right)
    Le déjeuner était parfait.
    The lunch was perfect.

NounEdit

parfait m (plural parfaits)

  1. (grammar) perfect tense

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JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

parfait m (plural parfaits)

  1. (grammar) perfect tense

Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

parfait m

  1. perfect (faultless; without imperfection)

DescendantsEdit