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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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 Arugula and fennel salad with lemon-honey vinaigrette adds fresh, bright flavors and textures, and strawberry buttermilk sherbet hits sweet-tangy notes that suit the season. Adam Ried,, "Recipes: Banish winter with a chicken-pesto dinner tart, salad, and dessert," 20 Apr. 2018 Cassius’s palette exists in muted tones of beiges, browns, greens, maroons, limes, lemon sherbets. Samantha Powell, The Cut, "Sorry to Bother You’s Costume Designer on Dressing Tessa Thompson," 10 July 2018 To behold this world, invisible to the naked human eye but dazzlingly amplified on the screen, is marvelously transporting: Who hasn’t dreamed of swimming in rainbow sherbet? Justin Chang,, "'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is a bright, cheery tonic from the Marvel superhero factory," 27 June 2018 The most popular brews include juicy, low-bitterness IPAs and fruity sherbet sours. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Purple beer helps this Ann Arbor brewery draw national attention," 31 May 2018 The spark ignites in Jennifer Schriever’s lighting design, which makes sherbet orange and indigo radiate seemingly from the Angel herself, joining Faridany’s mellifluous voice, which charges every tone with a phalanx of heavenly grace notes. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Berkeley Rep revives ‘Angels in America,’ in all its soaring spirit," 29 Apr. 2018

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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


sher·​bet | \ ˈshər-bət How to pronounce sherbet (audio) \

Kids Definition of sherbet

: a frozen dessert made of sweetened fruit juice and milk

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