Dictionary.com

sorbet

[ sawr-bey, French sawr-be ]
/ sɔrˈbeɪ, French sɔrˈbɛ /
Save This Word!

noun

a frozen dairy-free dessert made with sweetened fruit juice or purée.
a tart or slightly sweet frozen fruit or vegetable purée, served either between courses to cleanse the palate or as a dessert: a refreshing beet sorbet.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of sorbet

First recorded in 1575–85; from French, from Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet “cool drink”; see origin at sherbet
ice cream, sherbet, sorbet
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for sorbet

sorbet
/ (ˈsɔːbeɪ, -bɪt) /

noun

a water ice made from fruit juice, egg whites, milk, etc
a US word for sherbet (def. 2)
C16: from French, from Old Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet, from Arabic sharbah a drink
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
What's This Word?