hors d'oeuvres


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hors d'oeuvre

 (ôr dûrv′)
n. pl. hors d'oeuvres (ôr dûrvz′) or hors d'oeuvre
An appetizer served before a meal.

[French hors d'œuvre : hors, outside + de, of + œuvre, (the main) work.]
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Translations

hors d'oeuvres

[ɔːˈdɜːvr] NPLentremeses mpl
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hors d'oeuvres

[ɔːˈdɜːvr] npl (course) → antipasto; (individual items) → antipasti mpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
For hors d'oeuvres what do you say to oeufs de pluvier?
Roast partridges, flanked with quails and flanking a larded leveret; boiled fowls; hams, fried and sprinkled with white wine, cardons of Guipuzcoa and la bisque ecrevisses : these, together with soups and hors d'oeuvres , constituted the governor's bill of fare.
There was a tradition in the club that the hors d'oeuvres should be various and manifold to the point of madness.
The next day Sarah showed Schulenberg a neat card on which the menu was beautifully typewritten with the viands temptingly marshalled under their right and proper heads from "hors d'oeuvre" to "not responsible for overcoats and umbrellas."
I forgot," the latter replied, with no sign of regret, and without even apologising to me he went off to order the hors d'oeuvre.
The exclusive Peek Freans Cafe served delectable canapes and cookie desserts, hors d'oeuvres and one bite desserts: using their unique products, all of which were very economically priced too.
The exclusive Peek Freans Cafe served delectable canapes and cookie desserts, hors d'oeuvres and one bite desserts - using their unique products, all of which were very economically priced too.
The event will feature works by dozens of local artists, live music, silent and live auctions and a wide selection of gourmet hors d'oeuvres by Struck Catering.
Starting at 6 p.m., attendees can enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeuvres, along with a DJ and dancing.
HAS GOTTEN INTO THE HORS D'OEUVRES BUSINESS with its line of Saffron Road brand epicurean all-natural, handmade, non-GMO, Halal certified, phyllo hors d'oeuvres.
The luxurious La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa has you covered this Fourth with their amazing, “Sunset Hors d'oeuvres Fireworks Cruise Package,” for the city-traveler looking to stay close to home.
Sponsored by the Steel Institute of New York and Owen Steel Company, the event will include hors d'oeuvres and drinks in The Stanley H.