an·​is·​ette | \ ˌa-nə-ˈset How to pronounce anisette (audio) , -ˈzet How to pronounce anisette (audio) \

Definition of anisette

: a usually colorless sweet liqueur flavored with aniseed

Examples of anisette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beat in the oil, milk, eggs, vanilla, and anisette liqueur using a mixer set on medium speed for 2 minutes. Country Living, "Gianna's Chocolate Whipped Cream Cake," 13 July 2012 But the additions of cocoa nib crumble, smoked sea salt and anisette gelato were pleasing company. Suzanne Loudermilk,, "Tagliata lives up to the hype," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of anisette

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisette

French, from anis

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The first known use of anisette was in 1795

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“Anisette.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of anisette

: a sweet alcoholic drink that is flavored with aniseed

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to insert between existing elements

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