Definition of sorbet in English:


Pronunciation /sôrˈbā/ /sɔrˈbeɪ/ /ˈsôrbət/ /ˈsɔrbət/


  • 1A dessert consisting of frozen fruit juice or flavored water and sugar.

    • ‘For dessert you can make a fabulous tangerine sorbet using the juice and peel.’
    • ‘Low-fat means sorbet, ices, frozen yogurt, sherbet, or low-fat ice cream.’
    • ‘There's must-have chocolate, sugared cookies, even splashy sips of champagne or sparkling fruit juice over teensy scoops of sorbet.’
    • ‘It's composed on the spot, and consisted of a glass of fruit sorbet, bubbles, and bland creamy foam on the two occasions I ordered it.’
    • ‘Dessert lovers haven't been left out in the cold, either - there's premium ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt.’
    • ‘A big wedge is served with lemon sauce and passion fruit sorbet.’
    • ‘Dessert was prickly pear sorbet with raspberry sauce and mint leaves.’
    • ‘The study's results show flavor diversity among product categories including milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, sorbet and frozen novelties.’
    • ‘Everything at Ortanique, from chicken skewers off the bar menu to sides of avocado salsa to sorbet desserts, is plated intelligently and artfully.’
    • ‘The sweet and tangy fruit sorbet cleanses the palate so your taste buds are ready to appreciate the next dish.’
    • ‘For the mango sorbet: In a saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil.’
    • ‘I just about had room for a very tasty lemon sorbet for dessert, but Karin had to face the disappointment of ordering tiramisu just seconds after the last piece had been sold to a diner at another table.’
    • ‘It was followed, oddly, by a very average passion fruit sorbet.’
    • ‘Silky mango sorbet can ease the passage, or a crackle-crusted fried-pudding dessert that comes on like some splendid, eccentric moon cake.’
    • ‘Remove the yogurt sandwiches and mint sorbet from freezer and stand at room temperature for two minutes.’
    • ‘If you can't resist dessert, though, choose fresh fruit, gelatin, sorbet, sherbet, fruit ice, meringues or plain cake with fruit purée.’
    • ‘Top with a scoop of blackberry tea sorbet and butternut squash drips.’
    • ‘I settled on the pear and the waiter suggested he bring a little elderflower sorbet on the side.’
    • ‘If you tried the slab-and-paddle maneuver using fat-free sorbet, the sad truth is that you would wind up with wet cookie crumbs swimming in a puddle of flavored sugar water.’
    • ‘It was only a small cup- less than the amount of a shot glass- and some of it was sorbet, but it was kind of exciting for them.’
    ice cream
    1. 1.1archaic An Arabian sherbet.
      ‘That's right, sherbets and sorbets originally were drinks made from sweetened fruit juice.’


Late 16th century from French, from Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet, based on Arabic šariba ‘to drink’; compare with sherbet.



/sôrˈbā/ /sɔrˈbeɪ/ /ˈsôrbət/ /ˈsɔrbət/