Definition of syllabub in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsiləˌbəb/


A whipped cream dessert, typically flavored with white wine or sherry.
Example sentences
  • Delicious peach and white wine jelly with syllabub and honey sponge fingers, Cambridge-burnt custard and glazed lemon tart are the desserts at the festival, which will be on till Sunday next.
  • Typically, they were crushed and used in trifles; and used whole, as decorations and accompaniments for creams and syllabubs.
  • Spoon the syllabub on top of the custard, cover with clingfilm and leave in the fridge for a good few hours for the flavours to ‘marry’.


Of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: syl·la·bub

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