Definition of dim sum in English:

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dim sum

Pronunciation: /ˌdim ˈsəm/

noun

A Chinese dish of small steamed or fried savory dumplings containing various fillings, served as a snack or main course.
Example sentences
  • There is Chinese food too - bean-curd soup, dim sum and spring rolls.
  • Sake wine and whiskey are also the order of the day, along with delicious bar snacks from sashimi and dim sum to fried oysters and Japanese sausage.
  • There are Filipino stews, take out Chinese dim sum, or German sausages and French pastries at a deli.

Origin

From Chinese (Cantonese dialect) tim sam, from tim 'dot' and sam 'heart'.

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Syllabification: dim sum

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