Definition of shish kebab in English:

shish kebab

Syllabification: shish ke·bab
Pronunciation: /ˈSHiSH kəˌbäb/


A dish of pieces of marinated meat and vegetables cooked and served on skewers.
More example sentences
  • The most famous dish of Turkish origin is the shish kebab, pieces of lamb grilled on a skewer.
  • Only one dish - vegetarian shish kebab - is without meat on the menu.
  • Among the entrées, we appreciated the soft white meat on our chicken shish kebab but we wished it had had more zest.


from Turkish şiş kebap, from şiş 'skewer' + kebāp 'roast meat'.

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