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

Examples of sherbet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ghee-Ghee always had surprises up her sherbet-striped sleeve. Betsy Cribb, Southern Living, "The Not-So-Secret Fudge Recipe That Will Always Remind Me of My Grandmother," 22 Apr. 2020 The movie's backdrop is a delightfully decadent swirl of sherbet hues, frilly drapery, and sunlit enfilades. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "Good News: You Can Recreate a Scene From "Emma" With This Wallpaper," 1 Apr. 2020 Spring’s prettiest polishes channel lilac bunches, bowls of cherries, cups of sherbet, and handfuls of sweet apricots. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "9 Spring Nail Polish Colors to Brighten Your At-Home Beauty Routine," 19 Mar. 2020 Entrées come with sides, turkey rice or French onion soup or salad, baked, whipped or french fried potatoes, and a dessert (apple or pumpkin pie, blueberry, cherry or sour cream cheesecake, or sherbet). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These Milwaukee-area restaurants are offering takeout Easter dinner or brunch," 2 Apr. 2020 Clouds and Sunshine’ for dessert – a hot blondie topped with orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "What to know about basketball in the 15th Region, including top rivalry, place to eat," 28 Feb. 2020 The white layer cake with bright yellow lemony icing was a culinary masterpiece, matched only by her sherbet-style peppermint ice and her sweet potato cobbler. Dahleen Glanton,, "Column: The quest to reconstruct the best family holiday recipes that were never written down, thought to be lost forever," 25 Nov. 2019 The Jelly Belly Sparkling Water flavors are French vanilla, lemon lime, orange sherbet, pina colada, pink grapefruit, tangerine, very cherry and watermelon. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jelly Belly Sparkling Water is coming to the Midwest. Here's what you need to know.," 21 Jan. 2020 Eikei’s Print Bedding Duvet Covers come in a selection of bold, but notably elegant, botanical prints on backgrounds of navy, oatmeal, and sherbet. Leeron Hoory, Popular Science, "Unspeakably soft duvet covers that bring personality to your bedroom," 26 Dec. 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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The first known use of sherbet was in 1603

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4 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Sherbet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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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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