Meaning of “sushi” in the English Dictionary

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"sushi" in British English

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sushinoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsuː.ʃi/ us /ˈsuː.ʃi/


  • A sushi knife can cut a single human hair.
  • At a sushi restaurant, you sit and the table moves!
  • In the 18th century, a chef in Tokyo decided to make sushi in a faster way.
  • It takes a long time to become a sushi chef.
  • People loved it, and “fresh” sushi became very popular.
  • Sushi became popular in the U.S.A. with the famous California Roll.
  • Sushi was first made hundreds of years ago in Japan, but it was very different from what we know today.
  • There are traditional tests of a sushi chef’s skill.

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

"sushi" in American English

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sushinoun [ U ]

us /ˈsu·ʃi/

a type of food, originally from Japan, made from cold, boiled rice pressed into a ball or square with small pieces of raw fish or other food on top

(Definition of “sushi” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)