tir·​a·​mi·​su ˌtir-ə-ˈmē-(ˌ)sü How to pronounce tiramisu (audio)
: a dessert made with ladyfingers, mascarpone, and espresso

Examples of tiramisu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's got the lemony cream cheese flavor of Southern-favorite treats like lemon cheesecake and lemon-cheese layer cake, while also being able to capture the characteristic airy creaminess of the classic Italian dessert, tiramisu. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 22 Mar. 2024 The Italian food menu is small with about 20 items, including a sweet tiramisu served in a martini glass. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2024 Kate Spade’s Ivy Street Amy bag, available in quartz pink or tiramisu mousse hues, is a whopping 70 percent off. Rachel Simon, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 Layer the tiramisu: Combine lemon juice and sugar in a medium-size microwavable bowl; microwave on HIGH 20 seconds. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 22 Mar. 2024 The menu also has a selection of ramen, rice bowls, and an unforgettable matcha tiramisu for dessert. Jacqueline Dole, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2024 For dessert, there is tiramisu and lemon cheesecake ($5.75 each). John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2024 The cream pies are made using mascarpone cheese — the same cheese used in tiramisu — imbibing them with a defiant silkiness. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 18 Feb. 2024 The tiramisu, for example, is stuffed with actual fluffy tiramisu and covered with an espresso glaze and cocoa dust. Roxana Popescu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Sep. 2023

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tiramisu was in 1982

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“Tiramisu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiramisu. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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