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 For dessert, choose from several cakes-in-a mug, including lemon, chocolate, carrot and tiramisu. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Forks up for Chagrin Valley Restaurant Week Feb. 3-9," 27 Jan. 2020 Desserts include green tea tiramisu and coconut pudding. Jennifer Edwards Baker, Cincinnati.com, "Million’s Crab seafood chain coming to West Chester, Springdale," 23 Jan. 2020 There are also desserts, like canoli ($5,) tiramisu ($6) and zepoli, an Italian, powdered doughnut-ish pastry ($5). Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "A hot local Huntsville pizza delivery for cold nights," 23 Jan. 2020 Anything from tiramisu to fruit tarts can pop up on the menu. Christian Burno, Dallas News, "Fort Worth’s coffee shop scene is having a major moment," 20 Jan. 2020 Choices will include minestrone soup, Caesar salad, lobster ravioli, filet mignon, gnocchi Sorrentina, branzino Mediterraneo, panettone and tiramisu. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "Looking for a Christmas Eve and/or Day restaurant? Look no further.," 3 Dec. 2019 Desserts are currently tiramisu and cannoli ($8), which split among our weight-conscious group was enough to banish all remaining thoughts of the workday. Stephanie Schorow, BostonGlobe.com, "A grandmother’s Italian recipes served with youthful flair," 27 June 2019 Make time for the tiramisu, too, among the dreamiest in town. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Among the top tips for Maialino Mare: The Italian charmer doesn’t do gratuities," 17 Jan. 2020 Plans call for tiramisu French toast, gluten-free wild rice and blueberry pancakes, and low-cal chile relleno with egg whites, to name three. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "3 new bars and restaurants to check out in Fort Worth," 17 Jan. 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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7 Feb 2020

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“Tiramisu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiramisu. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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