Definition of dessert in English:


Syllabification: des·sert
Pronunciation: /diˈzərt


  • The sweet course eaten at the end of a meal: a dessert of chocolate mousse
    More example sentences
    • The chocolate syrup with peppermint mousse is the perfect dessert for a summer day.
    • You could, of course make your own sponge cake for this simple ice cream dessert.
    • It is best served with fruit and fruit-based desserts rather than with heavier dessert offerings.


mid 16th century: from French, past participle of desservir 'clear the table', from des- (expressing removal) + servir 'to serve'.

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