sher·​bet | \ ˈshər-bət How to pronounce sherbet (audio) \
variants: or less commonly sherbert \ ˈshər-​bərt How to pronounce sherbert (audio) \

Definition of sherbet

1 : a cold drink of sweetened and diluted fruit juice
2 : an ice with milk, egg white, or gelatin added

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Its orange and lime sherbets sold well during the dog days. Jacques Kelly,, "World's First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years Later," 27 June 2019 For daytime, faded denim was mixed with a sherbet palette, which had an L.A.-slash-Miami Vice feel. Roxanne Robinson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Darren Criss Performs at Glittery Balmain Spring Men's Show in Paris," 23 June 2019 The walls are warm sherbet colors, and the pool overlooks the 16th hole of the PGA National championship course. Joe Levy, Billboard, "Songwriters Hall of Fame CEO Linda Moran Talks About Being 'Godmother' to Music's Top Execs and Artists," 13 June 2019 Just as Walt Disney’s artisans selected sherbet pink to coat Sleeping Beauty’s Castle when the Anaheim, California, resort opened in 1955, some Imagineer must have agonized over the shade and shape of the scum for the Galaxy’s Edge trash cans. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "The Star Wars Park Is a Space-Junk Fantasy," 5 June 2019 From Sies Marjan's sherbet and cotton candy pink Rapunzel manes to R13's derrière-skimming waves, XXL lengths floated freely to awe-inspiring effect. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "9 Beauty Trends That Blew Up on the Fall 2019 Runways," 8 Mar. 2019 This season’s newest shades channel lilac bunches, bowls of lemon, cups of sherbet, and handfuls of sweet apricots, creating a beautiful canvas to pair with a mini straw basket bag. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "8 Pastel Nail Polishes to Brighten Any Stormy Spring Day," 20 Apr. 2019 Specialty rainbow treats include a rainbow cake latte ($4.99), rainbow sherbet punch with rainbow sprinkles ($4.99) and rainbow layer cake slices ($5.99). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago Pride specials: Rainbow treats, rainbow cocktails and free BBQ," 15 June 2017 For a casual office or dressed-up lunch Macy's Style with warm brown leather accessories and other subtle pops of color to complement, but not compete with, the sherbet shade. Leah Melby Clinton, Marie Claire, "How to Style a Pastel Suit for 3 Different Occasions," 1 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of sherbet

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sherbet

Turkish & Persian; Turkish şerbet, from Persian sharbat, from Arabic sharba drink

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English Language Learners Definition of sherbet

US : a frozen sweet dessert made from fruit or fruit juices
British : a sweet powder used to make a bubbly drink or eaten by itself


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Kids Definition of sherbet

: a frozen dessert made of sweetened fruit juice and milk

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