souvlaki

noun
sou·​vla·​ki | \ süv-ˈlä-kē How to pronounce souvlaki (audio) \
variants: or less commonly souvlakia \ süv-​ˈlä-​kē-​ə How to pronounce souvlaki (audio) \

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Examples of souvlaki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Full dinners include pastitsio, souvlaki and lamb shank. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 11 Sep. 2020 Full dinners include pastitsio, souvlaki and lamb shank. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 11 Sep. 2020 Full dinners include pastitsio, souvlaki and lamb shank. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 11 Sep. 2020 Full dinners include pastitsio, souvlaki and lamb shank. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 11 Sep. 2020 Full dinners include pastitsio, souvlaki and lamb shank. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 11 Sep. 2020 Full dinners include pastitsio, souvlaki and lamb shank. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 11 Sep. 2020 Full dinners include pastitsio, souvlaki and lamb shank. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 11 Sep. 2020 Full dinners include pastitsio, souvlaki and lamb shank. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of souvlaki

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for souvlaki

Modern Greek soublakia, plural of soublaki, from diminutive of soubla skewer, from Middle Greek, from Latin subula awl, from suere to sew — more at sew

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The first known use of souvlaki was in 1942

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14 Dec 2020

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“Souvlaki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/souvlaki. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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