Definition of amaretto in English:


Syllabification: am·a·ret·to
Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈretō, ˌäm-


(plural amarettos) A sweet, almond-flavored liqueur.
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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