parfait

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French parfait ‎(perfect).

NounEdit

parfait ‎(plural parfaits)

  1. A 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. An American parfait, a layered dessert often consisting of fruit, ice cream, pastries, whipped topping, etc. and served in a glass, often a parfait glass.
  3. (Britain) A smooth pâté, usually made from liver and flavoured with liqueurs.

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

Inflection of parfait (Kotus type 22/parfait, no gradation)
nominative parfait parfait't
genitive parfait'n parfait'iden
parfait'itten
partitive parfait'ta parfait'ita
illative parfait'hen parfait'ihin
singular plural
nominative parfait parfait't
accusative nom. parfait parfait't
gen. parfait'n
genitive parfait'n parfait'iden
parfait'itten
partitive parfait'ta parfait'ita
inessive parfait'ssa parfait'issa
elative parfait'sta parfait'ista
illative parfait'hen parfait'ihin
adessive parfait'lla parfait'illa
ablative parfait'lta parfait'ilta
allative parfait'lle parfait'ille
essive parfait'na parfait'ina
translative parfait'ksi parfait'iksi
instructive parfait'in
abessive parfait'tta parfait'itta
comitative parfait'ineen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin perfectus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

parfait m ‎(feminine singular 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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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

parfait m ‎(plural parfaits)

  1. (Jersey, grammar) perfect tense

Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

parfait m

  1. perfect (faultless; without imperfection)

DescendantsEdit

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