pan·​et·​to·​ne | \ ˌpä-nə-ˈtō-nē How to pronounce panettone (audio) , ˌpa- \

Definition of panettone

: a usually yeast-leavened bread containing raisins and candied fruit

Examples of panettone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now in its third year, the charitable scheme by the eponymous association encourages customers buying panettone to pay for an extra cake for someone in need. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 This adaptation of a traditional English trifle leans heavily on holiday flavors, such as nutmeg and cranberry, as well as on panettone, the Italian confection specific to the season. Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2021 Classic Panettone is the traditional Italian panettone cake that makes any holiday occasion extra sweet. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 Extra bite: Enjoy freshly made treats like bread or panettone from the in-house bakery. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Using an offset spatula, evenly spread a third of the cranberry compote over the panettone. Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2021 Now, families can be found sifting through colored ornaments and decorative lights at LuLu beside a pyramid of Italian panettone fruitcakes and Cadbury chocolate yule logs. Donna Abdulaziz, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2021 Common examples: brioche, challah, stollen and panettone. Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2021 And most importantly, for Italian panettone master Iginio Massari. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of panettone

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for panettone

Italian, from panetto small loaf, diminutive of pane bread, from Latin panis — more at food

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“Panettone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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