Meaning of souffle

souf•fle

Pronunciation: (s'ful), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a murmuring or blowing sound heard on auscultation.

souf•flé

Pronunciation: (s-flā', s'flā), [key]
— n., adj., v., -fléed, -flé•ing.
—n.
  1. a light baked dish made fluffy with beaten egg whites combined with egg yolks, white sauce, and fish, cheese, or other ingredients.
  2. a similar dish made with fruit juices, chocolate, vanilla, etc., and served as dessert.
—adj.
  1. puffed up; made light, as by beating and cooking.
—v.t.
  1. to make (food) puffed up and light, as by beating and cooking, adding stiffly beaten egg whites, etc.; make resemble a soufflé: to soufflé leftover mashed potatoes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: