[ juh-lah-toh ]
/ dʒəˈlɑ toʊ /
noun, plural ge·la·ti [juh-lah-tee], /dʒəˈlɑ ti/, ge·la·tos.
an Italian-style ice cream containing almost no air, and thereby denser and richer than other ice creams.
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Origin of gelato
First recorded in 1930–35; from Italian: literally “frozen,” noun use of past participle of gelare “to freeze,” from Latin gelāre
Words nearby gelato
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Example sentences from the Web for gelato
For dessert there is gelato and miniature cannoli and cupcakes with fangs on them.
British Dictionary definitions for gelato
/ (dʒəˈlɑːtəʊ) /
Word Origin for gelato
C20: Italian, literally, frozen
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