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"dessert" in British English

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dessertnoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈzɜːt/  us   /-ˈzɝːt/
A2 sweetfoodeaten at the end of a ​meal: a dessert ​fork/​spoon For dessert there's ​applepie or ​fruit. If you make the ​maincourse, I'll make a dessert.

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(Definition of dessert from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dessertnoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪˈzɜrt/
sweetfoodeaten at the end of a ​meal: [U] He had ​applepie with ​icecream for dessert.
(Definition of dessert from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dessert”
in Korean 디저트, 후식…
in Arabic حَلْوى (بَعْد الطَّعام)…
in Malaysian pencuci mulut…
in French entremets, dessert…
in Russian десерт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 甜食,甜品…
in Italian dessert, dolce…
in Turkish tatlı…
in Polish deser…
in Spanish postre…
in Vietnamese món tráng miệng, thời gian ăn món tráng miệng…
in Portuguese sobremesa…
in Thai ขนมหวาน, ของหวาน…
in German der Nachtisch…
in Catalan postres…
in Japanese デザート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 甜食,甜点…
in Indonesian pencuci mulut…
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