amontillado

noun
amon·​til·​la·​do | \ ə-ˌmän-tə-ˈlä-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce amontillado (audio) , ə-ˌmän-ti(l)-ˈyä-(ˌ)t͟hō How to pronounce amontillado (audio) \
plural amontillados

Definition of amontillado

: a medium dry sherry

Examples of amontillado in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everyone waits in the parlor, sipping glasses of amontillado. Stephen O’connor, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2020 Everyone waits in the parlor, sipping glasses of amontillado. Stephen O’connor, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2020 Everyone waits in the parlor, sipping glasses of amontillado. Stephen O’connor, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2020 Everyone waits in the parlor, sipping glasses of amontillado. Stephen O’connor, Harper's magazine, 20 Jan. 2020 Manzanilla or fino makes an ideal start, while heartier amontillado, palo cortado or oloroso sherries meld seamlessly with umami-rich dishes, such as soups (ramen), stews and anything with mushrooms. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2020 Dry sherries vary from crisp, saline fino and manzanilla to fruity amontillado and rich palo cortado and oloroso. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2020 Sherry lovers will know that a fine amontillado would also be a great choice. Melissa Clark, sacbee.com, 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of amontillado

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amontillado

Spanish, literally, done in the manner of Montilla, town in Andalusia

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“Amontillado.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amontillado. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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