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salmanazar

Syllabification: sal·ma·naz·ar
Pronunciation: /ˌsalməˈnazər, -ˈnäzər
 
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Definition of salmanazar in English:

noun

A wine bottle of approximately twelve times the standard size.
Example sentences
  • A salmanazar of Piper Heidsieck champagne is available at £399 from Greenacres of Wexford, and would be a perfect companion to a wedding toast.
  • They sang ''Happy Birthday'' to Mr. Delacorte, who was marking his 93d and the theater's 25th. They yelled ''Break a leg!'' to Mr. Papp, the impresario of the New York Shakespeare Festival. Over and over, they toasted the pair with salmanazars of Mumm Champagne.

Origin

1930s: named after Shalmaneser, a king of Assyria (2 Kings 17–18).

Words that rhyme with salmanazar

appraiser, blazer, eraser, Fraser, gazer, glazer, grazer, laser, mazer, praiser, razor, taser, Weser

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