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Dubonnet

[ doo-buh-ney, dyoo- ]
/ ˌdu bəˈneɪ, ˌdyu- /
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Trademark.

a brand of sweet, red or white, aromatized wine, used chiefly as an apéritif.

noun

(lowercase) a deep purple-red color.

adjective

(lowercase) of the color dubonnet.

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Example sentences from the Web for Dubonnet

  • Her father listened to her, sipping his Dubonnet with an air of intense satisfaction.

    Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
  • But it's all right and square, Monsieur Dubonnet's a sportsman.

    King of Ranleigh|F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • I bought her another Dubonnet—what stranger would have done less?

    Europe After 8:15|H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
  • Even Susanne reddened, and then Monsieur Dubonnet relieved the tension by laughing uproariously.

    King of Ranleigh|F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton

British Dictionary definitions for Dubonnet (1 of 2)

dubonnet
/ (djuːˈbɒneɪ) /

noun

  1. a dark purplish-red colour
  2. (as adjective)a dubonnet coat

Word Origin for dubonnet

from Dubonnet

British Dictionary definitions for Dubonnet (2 of 2)

Dubonnet
/ (djuːˈbɒneɪ) /

noun

trademark a sweet usually red apéritif wine flavoured with quinine and cinchona
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