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[tir-uh-mee-soo, ‐mee-soo] /ˌtɪr əˈmi su, ‐miˈsu/
an Italian dessert with coffee and liquor-soaked layers of sponge cake alternating with mascarpone cheese and chocolate.
Also, tiramisù.
Origin of tiramisu
< Italian tiramisù, equivalent to tira pick + mi me + up Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tiramisu
  • For dessert, a tiramisu or strawberry trifle is great the next day.
  • The dessert menu offers tiramisu and creme brulee and berries.
  • If you can fit in dessert, go with the bread pudding or tiramisu.
  • Flan, cheesecake and tiramisu are all on the dessert menu.
  • If you still have room, try the fresh cannoli or tiramisu.
  • Desserts include tiramisu, cheesecake and chocolate mousse.
  • The restaurant also serves soups, salads and house-made desserts such as chocolate souffle and tiramisu.
  • Top off your meal with a selection from the dessert menu, such as tiramisu, chocolate cake and apple crisp.
  • For dessert, try the restaurant's spumoni, tiramisu or cheesecake.
  • Deserts include homemade pies, tiramisu, a selection of ice cream and freshly prepared crepes.
British Dictionary definitions for tiramisu


an Italian dessert made with sponge soaked in coffee and Marsala, topped with soft cheese and powdered chocolate
Word Origin
C20: from Italian tira! pull! + mi me + su up
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