a social gathering, often held during the cocktail hour, at which cocktails and other alcoholic beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and canapés are served.
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How to use cocktail party in a sentence
It’s also true that studios find ways to butter up voters all over the industry, appealing to everyone from guilds to larger critics’ groups to the Motion Picture Academy and the TV Academy, often through cocktail parties and fancy meet-and-greets.
I thought of it as something that people could read and feel that they knew more than they did before, something that would give them material to talk about at cocktail parties.
Boisterous family meals, glittery cocktail parties, and gatherings to exchange presents could all become super-spreader events.
So, maybe I should drink more while interviewing, or interview more while drinking less at cocktail parties.
Plus, you have to factor in if alcohol is a factor, which at cocktail parties it usually is and in interviews it’s usually not.
She said that her co-star, Alfre Woodard, talked to her about it a cocktail party that night.
Linklater recalled meeting Arquette at a cocktail party shortly after the release of True Romance.The Making of ‘Boyhood’: Richard Linklater’s 12-Year Journey to Create An American Masterpiece | Marlow Stern | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I blame a sleepless night or free drinks at a cocktail party.
Will the next few hours be both didactic and entertaining, providing us with ample high and lowbrow cocktail party fodder?From ‘American Hustle’ to ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ Why Is Hollywood Hooked On Embellishing the Truth? | Marina Watts, Marlow Stern | January 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At a recent cocktail party, a woman stuck out her hand and asked Glenda Bailey-Mershon if she would read her fortune.American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back | Nina Strochlic | December 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Board of Inquiry, that afternoon, was more like a small and very sedate cocktail party.Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper
It seemed to Lee that the young man had actually aged since the cocktail party at his house, earlier in the evening.Cytherea | Joseph Hergesheimer
Their idea of sin in that town was to snub the wrong matron at a cocktail party; or not snub, as the case might be.Eight Keys to Eden | Mark Irvin Clifton
Now will you please tell me, if you know, whether all those invited to both the bridge party and the cocktail party are here?Murder at Bridge | Anne Austin
The sort one usually gets at a cocktail party is the Bronx or Martini variety.Over Here | Hector MacQuarrie