Meaning of “hors d'oeuvre” in the English Dictionary

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"hors d'oeuvre" in British English

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hors d'oeuvrenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɔː ˈdɜːv/ us /ˌɔːr ˈdɝːv/ plural hors d'oeuvre or hors d'oeuvres

UK a small savoury (= not sweet) dish eaten at the start of a meal

US small pieces of food eaten at a party

(Definition of “hors d'oeuvre” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hors d’oeuvre" in American English

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hors d’oeuvrenoun [ C ]

us /ɔrˈdɜrv/

a small amount of food served before a meal, or at a party

(Definition of “hors d’oeuvre” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)