Definition of sommelier in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsəməlˈyā/


A wine steward.
Example sentences
  • Uniform extinguishes individuality, a man becomes a waiter, a sommelier, a maitre d' hotel.
  • Never mind that the vast majority of vintners and tasters and sommeliers are men.
  • The suave sommeliers (one of whom is Irish) will recommend exciting wines to match.


Early 19th century: French, literally 'butler'.

Words that rhyme with sommelier

hotelier, Montpellier, St Helier

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Syllabification: som·me·lier

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