Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: semi|freddo
Pronunciation: /sɛmiˈfreɪdəʊ
, -ˈfrɛdəʊ/

Definition of semifreddo in English:

noun (plural semifreddos)

A light semi-frozen Italian dessert.
Example sentences
  • The first issue, featuring a scoop of vanilla semifreddo on the cover, was expected to sell around 20,000 copies in Australia.
  • The lemon semifreddo is better than you think it's going to be.
  • A super pairing of pistachio and chocolate in a semifreddo.


Italian, from semi- semi- + freddo 'cold'.

Definition of semifreddo in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vɪˈkɛːrɪəs
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…