how to pronounce parfait


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parfait is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of parfait in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… trying parfait in the morning we are at …”

meanings of parfait


  1. A French parfait (parfait glacé), an iced dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, and flavouring (usually fruit), sometimes with the addition of a liqueur.
  2. An American parfait, a layered dessert often consisting of fruit, ice cream, pastries, whipped topping, etc. and served in a glass, often a parfait glass.
  3. A smooth pâté, usually made from liver and flavoured with liqueurs.


  1. A surname​.

parfait frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word parfait occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics parfait can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that parfait can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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