spu·​mo·​ni | \ spu̇-ˈmō-nē How to pronounce spumoni (audio) \
variants: or less commonly spumone

Definition of spumoni

: ice cream in layers of different colors, flavors, and textures often with candied fruits and nuts

Examples of spumoni in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But not before the spumoni and house grappa arrive. Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit, "No. 04Palizzi Social ClubPhiladelphia," 15 Aug. 2017 To cool down, folks can get Ravasio's Italian ice in a variety of flavors as well as Angelo Brocato's spumoni and chocolate and vanilla gelato. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Muffuletta Festival: A block party for New Orleans' iconic sandwich," 5 Sep. 2017 End the meal with spumoni and ask your server for some house grappa. Bon Appetit, "Palizzi Social Club," 1 Aug. 2017 End the meal with spumoni and ask your server for some house grappa. Bon Appetit, "Palizzi Social Club," 1 Aug. 2017 Lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory; choice of spinach cheese ravioli, spaghetti with meat sauce or fettuccini Alfredo, includes bread, salad, spumoni, coffee, tea or milk, tax and gratuity. Patricia Bicoy, Orange County Register, "Planning a trip or outing? Check out ‘Trip Notes’ here," 8 June 2017 The rest are what kids in Bay Ridge and Corona used to want on their birthdays: tortoni, tartufo, spumoni. Pete Wells, New York Times, "At Don Peppe, Expect a Lot of Everything," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of spumoni

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spumoni

Italian spumone, augmentative of spuma foam, from Latin

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Cite this Entry

“Spumoni.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spumoni. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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