ge·​la·​to | \ jə-ˈlä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce gelato (audio) , je-\
plural gelati\ jə-​ˈlä-​tē How to pronounce gelati (audio) , je-​ \ also gelatos

Definition of gelato

: a soft rich ice cream containing little or no air

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That sentiment was wrapped into every part of the wedding, beginning with the pool party, an informal affair at Villa Balbiano, complete with a gelato cart and arancini by LùBar, a cocktail bar by Drinkable, and a DJ at the decks. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Epic Lake Como Wedding Had It All: An Alta Moda Photoshoot, Fireworks, and a Surprise Opera," 11 Apr. 2019 Now Bottura is having some fun leaning in to those cultural stereotypes from afar, offering Dubai diners bowls of pasta in sizes S-XL, and wheeling a gelato cart across sand imported from Rimini. Adam Robb, Condé Nast Traveler, "Behind the Scenes at Massimo Bottura's New Dubai Restaurant," 27 Dec. 2018 Sheep’s milk gelato, for those who prefer to skip most dairy products. Ryan Ray, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Bride Found Her Gown One Month Before Her Absolutely Stunning Vineyard Wedding," 2 Apr. 2019 A dozen or so of them are warm, delicious, and leave just enough room for another scoop of gelato an hour later. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "A Culture Editor's Impulse Buys: $200 of Potions, Swedish Sweets, and More," 7 Jan. 2019 On the menu: pasta, pizza (made in the on-site oven), charcuterie, and gelato. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Couple Took Over a Small Town in Italy for Their Medieval-Inspired Wedding," 28 Feb. 2019 The 80,000-square-foot space features lots of new media clichés: shared desks, cheekily named conference rooms and freebies galore (think juices, gelato and an open bar). John Ortved, New York Times, "What 9 Instagram Employees Wore to Their New Offices," 29 June 2018 This small café and gelateria is a typical, no-frills affair with a big glass case full of pastries, a nice selection of gelato, an espresso machine, and some liquor for aperitivo. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 Before tucking into the slow-roasted turkey with apple-chestnut stuffing and mashed sweet potatoes with brown butter, swing for pumpkin risotto with pancetta; and later, for the dolce, an olive oil and dried fruit cake with crème fraîche gelato. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Where to Dine Out for a Traditional-ish Thanksgiving Meal in New York City," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of gelato

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelato

Italian, literally, frozen

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