sherbet

noun
sher·​bet | \ ˈshər-bət How to pronounce sherbet (audio) \
variants: or less commonly sherbert \ ˈshər-​bərt How to pronounce sherbet (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 Orange sherbet really hits you in the nose and palate (imagine tangerine whipped into a frozen treat) with hops tasting like they are time-released, coming out on the far back end of the finish. Marc Bona, cleveland, "12 beers for May - fruit ales, a quartet of IPAs, crazy styles and more," 2 May 2021 Velvet Ice Cream announced a recall of ice cream and sherbet products sold under several brands in four states this week. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Velvet Ice Cream Recall Issued For Potential Listeria Contamination," 28 Apr. 2021 Designed by hospitality guru Robert McKinley, the two-story restaurant is awash in soft light, floral patterns, and a palette of salmon and sherbet hues. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, "Step Inside Lower Manhattan’s Prettiest New Restaurant," 24 Mar. 2021 The Mughal emperor Humayun chilled summer fruit juice into a frozen sherbet in the mid-1500s. Tulasi Srinivas, CNN, "The 'clink clink" of your New Year's Eve toast has an icy backstory," 31 Dec. 2020 Upon arrival at the hotel, guests will be taken back to Ottoman times via their own private entrance and lounge area, where their personal butler will be waiting with a traditional Ottoman drink: sherbet. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Let a Helicopter Drop You Off for a 'Sultan'-style Stay in One of the World’s Most Expensive Hotel Suites," 28 Feb. 2021 The Mughal emperor Humayun chilled summer fruit juice into a frozen sherbet in the mid-1500s. Tulasi Srinivas, CNN, "The 'clink clink" of your New Year's Eve toast has an icy backstory," 31 Dec. 2020 The Mughal emperor Humayun chilled summer fruit juice into a frozen sherbet in the mid-1500s. Tulasi Srinivas, CNN, "The 'clink clink" of your New Year's Eve toast has an icy backstory," 31 Dec. 2020 The Mughal emperor Humayun chilled summer fruit juice into a frozen sherbet in the mid-1500s. Tulasi Srinivas, CNN, "The 'clink clink" of your New Year's Eve toast has an icy backstory," 31 Dec. 2020

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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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5 May 2021

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“Sherbet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sherbet. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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sherbet

noun

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

sherbet

noun
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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