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 Dessert will be a tough decision with cannoli, tiramisu featuring Kahlua soaked ladyfingers and chocolate budino as choices. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2022 The sweet shop, registered to Luca Saponaro and Carlos Duarte, features 23 flavors including stracciatella, tiramisu, Nutella and cherry cheesecake, along with coffee cakes, pastries and lemon-spearmint vegan sorbet. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 13 Apr. 2022 During my memorable meals, for example, the dinner menus included dishes like Beef Wellington, roasted turbot with Hollandaise sauce, avocado and burrata lobster salad and a tiramisu soufflé. Alia Akkam, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2022 No word yet on his campaign for protecting tiramisu. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, 23 Mar. 2022 Varieties include all the traditional flavors, plus tiramisu, marshmallow cream, maple cream and chocolate cream. cleveland, 22 Feb. 2022 The influence of Italian colonialism on Ethiopian cuisine shows up in the form of spaghetti and tiramisu. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 13 Jan. 2022 Nothing says classic Italian dessert quite like tiramisu. CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 Fiasche’s mother makes the classic and definitive tiramisu ($10). Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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21 May 2022

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“Tiramisu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiramisu. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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