Definition of tempura in English:


Syllabification: tem·pu·ra
Pronunciation: /temˈpo͝orə, temˈpərə


A Japanese dish of fish, shellfish, or vegetables, fried in batter.
More example sentences
  • There is vegetarian sushi on offer as well as a choice of noodle dishes and tempura.
  • Arrange some tempura vegetables around the dish and garnish with fried cilantro.
  • To start I had the goujons of lemon sole tempura with an endive salad.


Japanese, probably from Portuguese tempêro 'seasoning'.

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