li·​queur | \ li-ˈkər How to pronounce liqueur (audio) , -ˈku̇r, -ˈkyu̇r How to pronounce liqueur (audio) \

Definition of liqueur

: a usually sweetened alcoholic liquor (such as brandy) flavored with fruit, spices, nuts, herbs, or seeds

Examples of liqueur in a Sentence

a bottle of orange liqueur
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First Known Use of liqueur

1729, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for liqueur

French, from Old French licour liquid — more at liquor

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The first known use of liqueur was in 1729

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16 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Liqueur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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li·​queur | \ li-ˈkər How to pronounce liqueur (audio) , -ˈk(y)u̇(ə)r How to pronounce liqueur (audio) \

Medical Definition of liqueur

: a usually sweetened alcoholic beverage variously flavored (as with fruit or aromatics)

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