[spuh-moh-nee, -ney; Italian spoo-maw-ne]


an Italian style of ice cream of a very fine and smooth texture, usually containing layers of various colors and flavors and chopped fruit or nuts.

Nearby words

  1. spuggy,
  2. spuky,
  3. spumante,
  4. spume,
  5. spumescent,
  6. spumoni,
  7. spun,
  8. spun glass,
  9. spun rayon,
  10. spun silk

Also spu·mo·ni [spuh-moh-nee] /spəˈmoʊ ni/.

Origin of spumone

1920–25; < Italian, equivalent to spum(a) spume + -one augmentative suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for spumone



noun plural -ni (-nɪ)

a creamy Italian ice cream, made in sections of different colouring, usually containing candied fruit and nuts

Word Origin for spumone

Italian, from spuma foam, spume

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