Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: cocktail
IPA transcription: [k'ɑkt,eɪl]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: cocktail
    Meaning: an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
  • Synonyms: cocktail
    Meaning: a short mixed drink
Usage examples
  • "Hilda and I are dying for a cocktail, Mr. Romilly."
  • In that kind of society they don't get drunk and blab after their tenth cocktail.
  • A green grape dropped in a cocktail so the customer can pull it out with his fingers.
  • "That's a fair question," Blount replied, inverting a cocktail jug over his glass to extract the last few drops.
  • Going to a bartending machine, von Schlichten dialed the cocktail they had decided upon and inserted his key to charge the drinks to his account, filling a four-portion jug.
  • But," he added confidentially, dropping his voice and taking them both by the arm, "I have made a cocktail down in my stateroom--it's there in the shaker waiting for us, something I can't talk about.
  • "To begin with, there was a rusty nail in my clam cocktail, and it nearly choked me to death. I tried hard to keep Mrs. Innitt from seeing what had happened, but she is watchful if not brainy, and all my efforts went for naught.