sher·​bet ˈshər-bət How to pronounce sherbet (audio)
variants or less commonly sherbert
: a cold drink of sweetened and diluted fruit juice
: an ice with milk, egg white, or gelatin added

Examples of sherbet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then there are flavors like vanilla, chocolate syrup, black pepper, sweet tobacco, orange zest, and even a hint of rainbow sherbet, mingling with oak, tobacco, and leather. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 5 Nov. 2023 Learn All About the Sweet Summer Fruit 01 Delicious Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet View Recipe Cool down this summer with this in-season watermelon recipe for sherbet. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 July 2023 Combine ginger ale, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and 2 cups each sherbet in a large punch bowl; stir until sherbet melts. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 26 Sep. 2023 The screen behind the enormous stage is neon sherbet, and strobe lights beckon us forward. Laura Jedeed, The New Republic, 13 June 2023 Strawberry Creme Fraiche Sherbet For a cool, tart treat to end the meal, spin up a batch of this sherbet. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 17 June 2023 This recipe, which has orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream, and orange juice in it, can be made in just ten minutes. Brittany Natale, Redbook, 26 July 2023 Available in 17 states, Utahn’s can still enjoy the experience of the old-fashioned ice cream parlor on 21st Street in Ogden, with a scoop of Bear Claw and butter brickle, burnt almond fudge and Moose Tracks, or black licorice, rainbow sherbet, chocolate marshmallow and dozens of other flavors. Heather L. King, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 July 2023 Consumption of regular dairy ice cream, which does not include frozen yogurt, sherbet or non- and low-fat ice creams, has been falling for years, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 16 July 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sherbet was in 1603

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Cite this Entry

“Sherbet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


sher·​bet ˈshər-bət How to pronounce sherbet (audio)
: a frozen dessert of fruit juice to which milk, egg white, or gelatin is added before freezing

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