Definition of zuppa inglese in English:

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zuppa inglese

Pronunciation: /ˌ(t)zʊpa ɪŋˈɡleɪzeɪ/


[mass noun]
A rich Italian dessert resembling trifle.
Example sentences
  • One unmissable ingredients for an authentic zuppa inglese is a shockingly hued liqueur called alkermes, which imparts a bright pinkish red colour to the sponge.
  • Considering that zuppa inglese is neither a soup nor English, it is not hard to conclude that few dishes have ever been as badly misnamed.
  • Before serving decorate the zuppa inglese with whipped cream.


Italian, literally 'English soup'.

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