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Hors d'oeuvres are small portions of tasty foods served as appetizer sbefore a meal or at cocktail party. From the French, and literally means "outside of work" < hors, outside (< L foris) + de, of (see de-) + oeuvre, work (< L opera, works).

As 'finger food', most hors d'oeuvres are picked up and eaten by hand. Some will have toothpicks or similar dispensing utensils. Hors d'oeuvres is a French term for an appetizer. They can be olives, canapes, or pigs in a blanket. They are served before the beginning of a meal. They are a cold item of finger food (served on a platter), that could typically be consumed in one to three bites. (Canapes are hot items of finger food.)

Note : As they are rarely served singly, the correct plural spelling (in English) is hors d'oeuvres.

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They are the small appetizers served before the entree of a meal.
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Is the proper capitalization Hors d'Oeuvres?

You would not ordinarily capitalize any letter of hors d'oeuvres.  But for a menu heading (which is not required to be grammatical),  either the capital H alone, or capital

How do you spell hors d'oeuvres?

That is the correct US plural spelling "hors d'oeuvres" from the French hors d'œuvre (which is singular or plural)

Example of Hors d'oeuvre appetizer?

and hors d'oeuvre (pronounced or derve) is an appetizer served before the main course, like quiche.

What are heavy hors d'oeuvres?

They are small servings of food that have richer ingredients than light hors d'oeuvres. A vegetable platter with a dip would be an example of light and chicken nuggets would b

What is the meaning of hors d'oeuvres?

Hors d'oevres is a French term, pronounced OR-DERVZ. It's literal  meaning is "apart from the main work" (apart from the whole). Hors  d'oevres are appetizers, somewhat like

What are some examples of hors d'oeuvres?

Some examples of hors d'oeuvres might include:    Stuffed olives  Cheese wrapped in smoked salmon  Canapes  Cold cuts  Crudites  Snack foods  Cheese cubes  Sausag

How do you pronounce hors d'oeuvre?

The proper pronunciation is "or-derv" for the singular, and "or-dervz" for the plural. The spelling is "hors d'oeuvre" for both singular and plural. Its definition is, "A smal

What fruit is served as an hors d'oeuvre?

You can serve anything as an hors d'oeuvre! Fruit is one choice. You can serve any fruit that can be picked up with the fingers, or on a toothpick. Fruit like pineapple can be

How do you use hor d'oeuvre on an invitation when it is heavy hors d'oeuvres?

Never use the phrase "heavy hors d'oeuvres." Doing so is tasteless. One should know what to expect in the way of food and drink from the time and circumstances of the party. E

What is the history of hors d'oeuvre?

The French phrase hors d'oeuvres literally means "outside the works." Originally it was an architectural term referring to an outbuilding not incorporated into the architect's

What is the proper spelling of hor d'oeuvres?

Hors d'oeuvres is the US plural, and hors d'oeuvre the singular. The way to remember that is: 1. Both parts have an "s" at the end if it is plural. If it is not plural, on