Definition of triple sec in English:

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triple sec

Pronunciation: /ˌtrɪp(ə)l ˈsɛk/

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[mass noun]
A colourless orange-flavoured liqueur.
Example sentences
  • Liqueurs commonly made this way include triple sec, cassis, Cointreau, Grand Mariner and so forth.
  • The label reveals premium tequila, lime juice, wines and spirits, but does not mention triple sec or Cointreau (no doubt too expensive) nor the quantity of PT.
  • The deceptively punchy mix contains tequila, triple sec and the City Cafe's own sour mix, and you can choose between a frozen or shaken version.


Late 19th century: sec, French, 'dry'.

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