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gelato

Line breaks: gel¦ato
Pronunciation: /dʒəˈlɑːtəʊ
 
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Definition of gelato in English:

noun (plural gelati /dʒəˈlɑːti/, gelatos)

[mass noun]
Italian or Italian-style ice cream: raspberry tart topped with vanilla gelato [count noun]: a cafe famous for its mouthwatering gelatos
More example sentences
  • There is also a small separate menu with ice cream and gelati.
  • We sampled a few before settling on two small cups with two scoops each: chocolate sorbet and fresh mint gelato for him, and milk chocolate and strawberry gelatos for me.
  • These confections do grievous bodily harm to the good name of Italian gelati and wreak havoc with a mango kulfi which tastes, not of the customary mango and reduced milk, but of laboratory peach with a hint of amarena cherries.

Origin

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