Definition of amaretto in English:


Line breaks: ama|retto
Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈrɛtəʊ


[mass noun] (plural amarettos)
  • A brown almond-flavoured liqueur produced in Italy.
    More 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.


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

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