su·​per·​fine | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈfīn How to pronounce superfine (audio) \

Definition of superfine

1 : overly refined or nice
2 : of extremely fine size or texture superfine toothbrush bristles superfine sugar
3 : of high quality or grade used especially of merchandise

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Use superfine sugar for the best blend. * Substitute bourbon for vanilla and get a boozy twist. Dallas News, "2-minute cooking expert: How to make the perfect whipped cream (plus a boozy twist)," 10 July 2019 Mini Margaritas Makes 8 servings 1 cup tequila 2/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/3 cup orange-flavored liqueur 2 teaspoons superfine sugar 8 mini Patron bottles 8 straws Fill a large cocktail shaker with ice. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How to have big fun with mini-appetizers and mini-cocktails," 2 June 2018 In medium bowl, combine superfine sugar and cornstarch. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Meringues with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote," 24 Apr. 2018 For the Meringue 6 egg whites, at room temperature 2 cups superfine sugar 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cream of tartar ¼ teaspoon salt Directions 1. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "The Ultimate 4th of July Dessert," 3 July 2014 The heavy-duty, 100 percent superfine cotton blend and corduroy texture feel a little vintage but a lot deluxe. Adam Hurly, GQ, "The Best Luxe Bath Products That Put Showers to Shame," 12 Dec. 2017 The Post-Workout Cool Down Mist ($8) is superfine fine mist spiked with water (duh), glycerin (to lock in moisture), and nourishing jojoba. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "E.L.F. Cosmetics' Active Collection Features Makeup You Can Wear to the Gym," 4 Oct. 2017 Meringue Girls mixture 3 cups superfine sugar 10 egg whites Heat oven to 400°F. Redbook, "The Summer's Most Epic New Dessert," 4 June 2014 Ginger Syrup Makes 8-1/2 ounces 8-1/2 ounces boiling water 3-1/2 ounces superfine sugar 1 large piece (about 1 ounce) fresh ginger, peeled and cut into very thin rounds Stir boiling water and sugar together until sugar has completely dissolved. Ann Maloney,, "Fresh Ginger Moscow Mule Ice Pop recipe," 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of superfine

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of superfine

: extremely thin
: made up of extremely small pieces
: of very high quality

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