Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “caramelize”

See all translations

caramelize

verb uk ( UK usually caramelise)   /ˈkær.ə.məl.aɪz/ us    /ˈkɑːr.məl-/ /ˈker.ə-/
[I] If sugar caramelizes, it turns into caramel. [T] to cook a food with sugar so that the food becomes sweet and often brown: caramelized onions/nuts
Translations of “caramelize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 變成焦糖, 使裹上焦糖…
in Chinese (Simplified) 变成焦糖, 使裹上焦糖…
(Definition of caramelize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of caramelize?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More