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tiramisu Line breaks: tira|misu
Pronunciation: /ˌtɪrəmɪˈsuː/

Definition of tiramisu in English:


[mass noun]
An Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee and brandy or liqueur with powdered chocolate and mascarpone cheese.
Example sentences
  • Caesar salad dressing, the Italian dessert tiramisu, homemade ice cream, chocolate mousse, eggnog, cookie dough, and frostings can contain raw eggs.
  • Other desserts include tiramisu and a bonbon liqueur, which looked as if it came from the Viennetta school of dessert design.
  • One such confection is the Venetian dessert tiramisu, meaning pick-me-up, which involves first creaming the mascarpone with yolks of egg and a little fresh cream, and then incorporating whipped whites of egg.


Italian, from the phrase tira mi su 'pick me up'.

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