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amaretto

Line breaks: ama|retto
Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈrɛtəʊ
 
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Definition of amaretto in English:

noun

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

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