Definition of topping in English:

topping

noun

  • A layer of food poured or spread over a base of a different type of food to add flavour.

    ‘a cake with a marzipan topping’
    • ‘Take pan out of oven and put sauce and toppings on dough.’
    • ‘Stateside Foods makes and distribute pizzas, dough balls and pizza toppings.’
    • ‘With minor modifications to crust, sauce and toppings, the pie takes on new personalities.’
    • ‘But it could be and should be so much more than it's chewy crusts and several layers of toppings.’
    • ‘A variety of crusts, fine toppings and an overall performance that was hard to beat.’
    • ‘Pieces of chocolate, orange, blueberry and pear are ideal toppings for any flavour.’
    • ‘It also may be an exercise in willpower thanks to the fatty toppings that smother your food.’
    • ‘Nothing else was in the bowls, but next to the bowls there were smaller bowls filled with all different kinds of toppings for salad!’
    • ‘The latter are uniform in shape and come in frosted varieties with innumerable toppings and different fillings.’
    • ‘The specialty here was Andean steak, served with a bunch of different toppings.’
    • ‘I don't mean that I chose different flavors, or played with the toppings.’
    • ‘The pizzas got the thumbs up too: the bases were light and fairly thin, the toppings fresh and tasty.’
    • ‘The pizza is as you'd expect, with a thick crust and lots of toppings, but we found it surprisingly light and not greasy.’
    • ‘Wholemeal flour is used to make the home-made pizza bases and the toppings are created with fresh ingredients - and schools make their own bread.’
    • ‘You can have them ready in the freezer to warm through, halve and finish with the same toppings - just a little less - as the potato pancake.’
    • ‘The basic idea is the same, skim the skin off the top, put your toppings on, and cook until gooey.’
    • ‘Try a biscuit crust, tortillas, flatbread such as pita, bun halves or a baguette cut in half lengthwise as bases for pizza toppings.’
    • ‘The range of pizzas available at the bistro is massive, but the array of foods used as toppings is even more impressive.’
    • ‘The rules of the game were, only two scoops, two sauces and three toppings with cherry allowed.’
    • ‘Then there are Steamrollers' trademarked Wet Ones, burritos topped with a selection of housemade sauces and toppings.’
    layer, covering, overlay, coat, skim, skin, thickness, plating, film, wash, glaze, varnish, veneer, lamination, sheet, finish, dusting, blanket, mantle, daub, smear, topping, crust, patina, lustre, deposit, scale, facing, cladding
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adjective

British
informal, dated
  • Excellent.

    ‘that really is a topping dress’
    fine, of high quality, of a high standard, quality, superior
    enjoyable, pleasant, agreeable, pleasing, pleasurable, delightful, great, nice, lovely, amusing, diverting, jolly, merry, lively, festive, cheerful, convivial, congenial, sociable
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Pronunciation:

topping

/ˈtɒpɪŋ/