[ doo-buh-ney, dyoo- ]

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

  1. (lowercase) a deep purple-red color.

  1. (lowercase) of the color dubonnet.

Words Nearby Dubonnet

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How to use Dubonnet in a sentence

  • 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)


/ (djuːˈbɒneɪ) /

    • a dark purplish-red colour

    • (as adjective): a dubonnet coat

Origin of dubonnet

from Dubonnet

British Dictionary definitions for Dubonnet (2 of 2)


/ (djuːˈbɒneɪ) /

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

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