• (British, Aus, New Zealand) and (America, nMmmm) IPA: /ˈkæɹ.ə.məl/, IPAchar /ˈkæɹ.ə.mɛl/, or IPA: /ˈkæ.ɹə.məl/, IPAchar /ˈkæ.ɹə.mɛl/
  • (America, Mmmm) IPA: /ˈkɛɹ.ə.məl/, IPAchar /ˈkɛɹ.ə.mɛl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑɹ.məl/, IPAchar /ˈkɑɹ.ə.məl/


  1. A smooth, chewy, sticky confection made by heating sugar and other ingredients until the sugars polymerize and become sticky.
  2. A (sometimes hardened) piece of this confection.
  3. A yellow-brown color, like that of caramel.
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caramel (not comparable)

  1. Of a yellow-brown color.
    • 2001, Nicole Sconiers, California Schemin': The Black Woman's Guide to Surviving in LA
      Every time I saw this caramel cutie, she was working on a new proposal or business plan or flyer to promote herself and her event coordinating business.

caramel (caramels, present participle caramelling; past and past participle caramelled)

  1. (transitive, cooking, dated) To caramelize.
    • 1900, M. M. Mallock, The Economics of Modern Cookery: Or, A Younger Son's Cookery Book
      To turn out, place the dish over the mould, and invert both together, when, if the caramelling has been complete, the pudding should slip out without any difficulty at all.

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