cocktail hour

idiom

: a time when people drink cocktails (such as before dinner)

Examples of cocktail hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, the couple staged a fika moment during their cocktail hour, referring to the Swedish practice of pausing to appreciate a hot beverage and pastry with a friend. Kaitlin Menza, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 May 2023 Youth and experience attend the same cocktail hour, and both leave early — one, to not miss the last bus to the Eastside; the other, to be well rested for 7 a.m. hot Pilates. Goth Shakira, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 Following a cocktail hour that was followed by an opening speech from Pinault, Iris Knobloch, president of the Festival de Cannes spoke on how women like Gerwig broke the box office last summer, and Thierry Frémaux, director of the Festival de Cannes, also spoke on women’s accomplishments in film. Allyson Portee, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 May 2024 Wear it with a pair of white jeans for cocktail hour, use it as a cover-up by the pool, and style it with other pieces in your wardrobe with 15 color options to choose from. Alicia Geigel, Southern Living, 18 May 2024 The hull looked pewter at cocktail hour and almost white later that night. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 15 May 2024 Most nights, the Palisades Park CEO hosts a cocktail hour at the company’s temporary headquarters directly across from the Palais des Festivals, where Cannes’ biggest premieres are held. Brent Lang, Variety, 9 May 2024 While a ring bearer can stay for the rest of the wedding, couples hosting adults-only celebrations may request that the ring bearer leave after the ceremony, cocktail hour, or a portion of the reception. Shelby Wax, Vogue, 7 May 2024 Once cocktail hour was up, guests went down to the tent to get settled before the first dance. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2024

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“Cocktail hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cocktail%20hour. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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