Definition of amontillado in English:

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amontillado

Pronunciation: /əˌmäntlˈädō/ /-təˈyädō/

noun (plural amontillados)

A medium dry sherry.
Example sentences
  • Taste-wise, it feels more like a dry oloroso than amontillado, revealing, as it does, a dark, nutty, chocolate bite on the palate and a finish that delivers waves of salted hazelnuts.
  • With soup, try a tangy fino or nutty, dry amontillado.
  • Now I admit I may have written this under the influence of just a little too much amontillado but, nevertheless, you be the judge; read a few of his earlier delicious posts for a fuller and ‘Scottishly’ superb flavour

Origin

Spanish, from Montilla, the name of a town in southern Spain where the original wine was produced.

Words that rhyme with amontillado

aficionado, avocado, Bardo, Barnardo, bastinado, bravado, Colorado, desperado, Dorado, eldorado, incommunicado, Leonardo, Mikado, muscovado, Prado, renegado, Ricardo, stifado

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: a·mon·til·la·do

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