Definition of amaretto in English:

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amaretto

Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈretō/ Pronunciation: /ˌäm-/

noun

(plural amarettos) A sweet, almond-flavored liqueur.
Example sentences
  • After dinner I like Italian liqueurs like limoncello or amaretto.
  • In Italy, bitter-almond paste is used to make the crisp amaretti cookies, and bitter-almond extract gives amaretto liqueur its character.
  • In a cocktail shaker partially filled with ice, mix amaretto, peach schnapps and orange juice.

Origin

Italian, diminutive of amaro 'bitter' (with reference to bitter almonds).

Words that rhyme with amaretto

allegretto, amoretto, Canaletto, cornetto, falsetto, ghetto, larghetto, libretto, Loreto, Orvieto, ristretto, Soweto, stiletto, Tintoretto, vaporetto, zucchetto

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Syllabification: am·a·ret·to

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