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topping Syllabification: top·ping
Pronunciation: /ˈtäpiNG/

Definition of topping in English:


A layer of food poured or spread over a base of a different type of food to add flavor: a cake with a marzipan topping
More example sentences
  • Wholemeal flour is used to make the home-made pizza bases and the toppings are created with fresh ingredients - and schools make their own bread.
  • Try a biscuit crust, tortillas, flatbread such as pita, bun halves or a baguette cut in half lengthwise as bases for pizza toppings.
  • Take pan out of oven and put sauce and toppings on dough.


British informal, dated Back to top  
Excellent: that really is a topping dress

Words that rhyme with topping

dropping, sopping, stopping
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