• (RP) IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɒk(ə)lɪt/, /ˈt͡ʃɒk(ə)lət/, /t͡ʃɔk(ə)lət/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɔk(ə)lɪt/
  • (Canada, cot-caught) IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɑk(ə)lɪt/
  • (RP, dated) IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɔːk(ə)lət/
  • (Aus, New Zealand, Scotland, Northern England) IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɔk(ə)lət/
  • (Ireland) IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɑk(ə)lɪt/, /ˈt͡ʃɔk(ə)lɪt/


  1. (mostly, uncountable) A food made from ground roasted cocoa beans.
    Chocolate is a very popular treat.
  2. (mostly, uncountable) A drink made by dissolving this food in boiling milk or water.
  3. (countable) A single, small piece of confectionery made from chocolate.
    He bought her some chocolates as a gift. She ate one chocolate and threw the rest away.
  4. (uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color, like that of chocolate (also called chocolate brown).
    As he cooked it the whole thing turned a rich, deep chocolate.
  5. (countable, slang) A black person; (uncountable) blackness.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: chocolat
  • German: chocolat, schokoladenfarben
  • Portuguese: chocolate
  • Russian: шокола́дный


  1. Made of or containing chocolate.
  2. Having a dark reddish-brown colour/color.
  3. (slang) Black relating to any of various ethnic groups having dark pigmentation of the skin.
Translations Translations Verb

chocolate (chocolates, present participle chocolating; past and past participle chocolated)

  1. (transitive, rare, chiefly, in the past participle) To add chocolate to; to cover (food) in chocolate.
  2. (rare, biology) To treat blood agar by heating in order to lyse the red blood cells in the medium.

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