follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

diacetyl

[dahy-uh-seet-l, -set-l, dahy-as-i-tl] /ˌdaɪ əˈsit l, -ˈsɛt l, daɪˈæs ɪ tl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; di-1 + acetyl
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for diacetyl
  • diacetyl is a chemical used to add flavor and aroma to food and other products.
  • diacetyl, a ketone with butter-flavor characteristics, was measured as a marker for exposure to flavoring vapors.
  • diacetyl rarely taints wine to levels where it becomes undrinkable.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for diacetyl

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for diacetyl

14
15
Scrabble Words With Friends