There are 2 main definitions of Bellini in English:

Share this entry

Share this page

Bellini1

Line breaks: Bel|lini
Pronunciation: /bɛˈliːni
 
/
A family of Italian painters in Venice, Jacopo ( circa 1400–70) and his sons Gentile ( circa 1429–1507) and Giovanni ( circa 1430–1516).

Definition of Bellini in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

There are 2 main definitions of Bellini in English:

Share this entry

Share this page

Bellini2

Line breaks: Bel|lini
Pronunciation: /bəˈliːni
 
/

noun (plural Bellinis)

A cocktail consisting of peach juice mixed with champagne.
Example sentences
  • One favorite at Red Square with a spring feel is the Bolshevik Bellini (champagne, peach vodka and peach schnapps).
  • He mixed us up a couple of his signature Bellinis from fresh peach juice and Prosecco - these cool and refreshing drinks were the perfect cappers for a warm and leisurely afternoon.
  • Olive Garden's drink menu also features two frozen Bellinis (peach and strawberry) along with those classic favorites, daiquiris and frozen margaritas.

Origin

from the name of the Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini1: the cocktail is said to have been invented in Venice during a major exhibition of the artist's work in 1948.

Definition of Bellini in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.