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 The floral perfume with a coconut sherbet was giving sunscreen vibes. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 7 July 2022 Keep things simple with a mangonada or Oreo cookie sundae, or try something over-the-top like the watermelon sour, a sweet and tangy dessert made with watermelon and lemon-lime sherbet, fresh fruit and spicy chamoy candy slices. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 1 July 2022 In the case of a certain brocade latticed with wildflowers, that idea was an unlikely color palette; Sabyasachi elevated sophisticated shades of sherbet — vintage lime, guava and banana — with raw silk. New York Times, 22 June 2022 The ice cream parlor at Farmington Miniature Golf, 1048 Farmington Ave., serves more than 40 flavors of hard serve, as well as soft serve, sorbet, sherbet, milkshakes and food. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 9 June 2022 The blooms were white, cream and yellow to echo the pale sherbet lemon shade of the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses Pixie designed herself. Kerry Mcdermott, Vogue, 9 June 2022 In 2011, the company opened a 35,000-square-foot factory with a warehouse that can hold 36 million scoops of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and sorbet. Marc Bona, cleveland, 9 Mar. 2022 The pale pink drink has a floral, almost perfume-like flavor and tastes of sherbet. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 4 Feb. 2022 How generous of him to polish our terror into a fine shine and spoon out fatalism like sherbet, sweet and cold and fleeting. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 11 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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“Sherbet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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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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