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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bisquenoun

    a thick cream soup made from shellfish


  1. bisquenoun

    A thick creamy soup made from fish, shellfish, meat or vegetables.

  2. bisquenoun

    An extra turn, free point or some other advantage allowed.

  3. bisqueadjective

    of a pale pinkish brown colour

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bisquenoun

    unglazed white porcelain

  2. Bisquenoun

    a point taken by the receiver of odds in the game of tennis; also, an extra innings allowed to a weaker player in croquet

  3. Bisquenoun

    a white soup made of crayfish


  1. Bisque

    Bisque porcelain is unglazed, white ceramic ware. A popular use for bisque porcelain was the manufacture of bisque dolls in the 19th century. Bisque also refers to pottery that has been fired but not yet glazed. The porous nature of bisque earthenware means that it readily absorbs water, while vitreous ware and bone china are almost non-porous even without glazing. The temperature of bisque firing is usually at least 1000°C, although higher temperatures are common. The firing of the ware that results in the bisque article causes permanent chemical and physical changes to occur. These result in a much harder and more resilient article which can still be porous, and this can ease the application of glazes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bisque

    bisk, n. a rich soup made of meat or fish slowly stewed and seasoned, crayfish soup.—Also Bisk. [Fr.]

  2. Bisque

    bisk, n. pottery that has undergone the first firing before being glazed. [See Biscuit.]

  3. Bisque

    bisk, n. a term at tennis for the odds given by one player to another, in allowing him to score one point once during the set—a means of equalising a strong and a weak player. [Fr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bisque in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bisque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bisque in a Sentence

  1. Rima Kleiner:

    If you only eat a lobster bisque at restaurants, I encourage you to try this recipe. It's very simple, straightforward and puts your Instant Pot to good use, plus, I used less half-and-half than most recipes call for, swapped the olive oil for butter and relied on a lot of herbs and seasonings to add rich flavor. And it's so flavorful, you'll be the only one who knows this bisque is lightened up and nutrient-rich.

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    the act of carrying something
    • A. moan
    • B. distinguish
    • C. carry
    • D. refine

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