Definition of limoncello in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlimənˈCHelō/

noun (plural limoncellos)

A lemon-flavored Italian liqueur.
Example sentences
  • He has served a tweaked version of his family's limoncello recipe for years in his restaurants.
  • I should have known a little limoncello packs quite a wallop.
  • And don't leave without splitting a piece of the limoncello cake.


Italian, from limone 'lemon' + the diminutive suffix '-cello'.

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Syllabification: li·mon·cel·lo

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