[ jel-oh ]

  1. a gelatin dessert.

Origin of jello

Genericized spelling of trademarked Jell-O

Other definitions for Jell-O (2 of 2)

[ jel-oh ]

  1. a brand of dessert made from a mixture of gelatin, sugar, and fruit flavoring, dissolved in hot water and chilled until firm. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use jello in a sentence

  • From their happy smiles it is easy to tell that they love each other and Jell-O.

    Bizarre | Lawton Mackall
  • Dissolve a package of Lemon Jell-O in half a pint of boiling water and add half a pint of juice from a can of pineapple.

British Dictionary definitions for Jell-o


/ (ˈdʒɛləʊ) /

  1. trademark (in US and Canada) jelly

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