Definition of liqueur in English:


Syllabification: li·queur
Pronunciation: /liˈkər, -ˈk(y)o͝or


  • A strong, sweet alcoholic liquor, usually drunk after a meal.
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    • Even if it is horrible, it won't have cost much, as all drinks are no more than £1.85 tonight, and there's an extensive list of beers, spirits, liqueurs, shots, alcopops and wines to choose from.
    • This new name will market a greatly enhanced portfolio of wines, champagnes, spirits, beers and liqueurs.
    • The owner - who is more used to selling pizza slices and panini to his hungry customers - has tried his hand at mixing some fine concoctions with genuine spirits and liqueurs for an icy booze blast.


mid 18th century: from French, 'liquor'.

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