ter·​i·​ya·​ki ˌter-ē-ˈyä-kē How to pronounce teriyaki (audio)
: a Japanese dish of meat or fish that is grilled or broiled after being soaked in a seasoned soy sauce marinade

Examples of teriyaki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drizzle with teriyaki sauce; sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 Slagle’s original recipe features chicken, but fish, including tuna, mackerel and salmon, are often given the teriyaki treatment in Japan. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2023 The Japan External Trade Organization has multiple rows of products from all over the country and a chef making chicken teriyaki during a live cooking demo. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2024 How to order: Online Nonna Maria’s Italian Deli & Market Location: 2332 Matthews Township Pkwy., Matthews, NC 28105 In Matthews, Nonna Maria’s is offering a few game day options: Field Goal platter: a half tray of chicken wings in your choice of Buffalo, barbecue or teriyaki sauce. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 5 Feb. 2024 Classic flavors like teriyaki meet festive seasonings like root beer and honey bourbon in this calendar that’s designed with a playful print of cows caroling. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 29 Nov. 2023 Transfer to wire rack; brush all sides evenly with teriyaki sauce. 5. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 In addition to entrees and small plates, the menu also features rice bowls (served with duck, orange beef or teriyaki chicken) and steamed buns (with soft-shell crab, smoked pork belly or Korean beef). Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 8 July 2023 Popular items include Atlantic salmon and coho salmon 12-packs in addition to whiskey teriyaki and blackened salmon four-packs. goodhousekeeping.com, 18 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


Japanese, from teri glaze + yaki broiling

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teriyaki was in 1901

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“Teriyaki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teriyaki. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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