[ am-uh-ret-oh, ah-muh- ]
/ ˌæm əˈrɛt oʊ, ˌɑ mə- /
an Italian liqueur with a slightly bitter almond flavor.
Origin of amaretto
1975–80; < Italian, diminutive of amaro bitter < Latin amārus
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Examples from the Web for amaretto
“Mr. Cosby walked me to the bedroom after a second shot of amaretto,” said Chelan.
Once she arrived solo at his hotel suite, he drugged her and told her to chase it with a shot of amaretto.
British Dictionary definitions for amaretto
/ (æməˈrɛtəʊ) /
an Italian liqueur with a flavour of almonds
Word Origin for amaretto
C20: from Italian amaro bitter
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