Pronunciation of

Sherbet

How to pronounce Sherbet
A sherbet, which is also known as a sorbet in French, is a frozen sugar-sweetened dessert that are usually sweetened with fruit juice.
The word sherbet actually derives from the Italian sorbetto, which then was used in French as sorbet and then interiorized into English as sherbet. Its origins are presumed to be from Persia.
The pronunciation and spelling of sherbet is a source of confusion for many. People often pronounce sherbet as sher-bert, with an extra "r", especially in the US. The most common pronunciation and what is considered the correct spelling of sherbet in English is shur-buht. However, sherbert is not borne of ignorance: it was actually a frequent alternative spelling and pronunciation since the 17th century, but its use has dwindled and returned over time.
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