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spirituous Line breaks: spir¦itu|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈspɪrɪtjʊəs/

Definition of spirituous in English:


formal or , archaic
Containing much alcohol; distilled: spirituous beverages
More example sentences
  • The current occupant of the White House, we all know is a tee-totaler, but previous Presidents have been well-known for their spirituous preferences.
  • Insects crawled freely around the cracks in the walls, and across the bottles of spirituous beverages.
  • An overflow crowd, clearly inebriated by spirituous drink, literally gathered around the field and scaled nearby trees to watch the game.


Late 16th century (in the sense 'spirited, lively'): from Latin spiritus 'spirit' + -ous, or from French spiritueux.

Words that rhyme with spirituous

tortuous • sumptuous
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