tir·​a·​mi·​su | \ ˌtir-ə-ˈmē-(ˌ)sü How to pronounce tiramisu (audio) , -ˈmi-; -mē-ˈsü \

Definition of tiramisu

: a dessert made with ladyfingers, mascarpone, and espresso

Examples of tiramisu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Levin’s tiramisu, buzzy with espresso, would be at home at an Italian roost. Washington Post, "Glover Park Grill woos its neighborhood with all-American cooking," 12 Mar. 2021 Susuru owner Lewis Lin and his team did some fun experimenting to discover the best technique for layering their creative matcha tiramisu dessert in a traditional Japanese masu box. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "On trend: 5 places to try matcha in Orlando," 5 Mar. 2021 At Stitt’s Bottega restaurant, James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Dolester Miles uses McEwen & Sons polenta in her recipe for polenta pound cake, which is soaked in an espresso syrup and served in a rich and chocolaty tiramisu. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, "The story behind these glorious Alabama grits," 24 Feb. 2021 French toast, savory rigatoni al portonat, hearty chestnut soup with honeycrisp apple and speck, avocado bruschetta toast, and the chef’s signature tiramisu. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "AmEx's New Denver Centurion Lounge Takes Inspiration from the Rocky Mountains," 29 Jan. 2021 The restaurant offers its full menu for takeout and dine-in this holiday season with options like pasta alla vodka, lasagna, chicken Milanese and tiramisu. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "50-plus D-FW restaurants and grocers offering holiday takeout meals," 14 Dec. 2020 Kimber has those here, but this collection of 70 approachable recipes includes a wide array of other tempting options, including gluten-free meringue cake, overnight French toast, slab pie and tiramisu. Washington Post, "Our favorite cookbooks of 2020," 9 Dec. 2020 Salads are also available, as are desserts like Nutella buns and tiramisu. Sarah Ravits, NOLA.com, "NOLA Pizza Co. opens Nov. 1, in time to help Halloween hangovers," 28 Oct. 2020 Fratelli Paradiso, named for brothers Giovanni and Enrico, is the place for traditional Italian dishes like lasagna Bolognese, gnocchi, and scampi with a popular tiramisu or panna cotta for dessert. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Sydney," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of tiramisu

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tiramisu

Italian tiramisù, from tirami su!, literally, pull me up!

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The first known use of tiramisu was in 1982

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14 Apr 2021

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“Tiramisu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiramisu. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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