noun, often capitalized
mar·​sa·​la | \ mär-ˈsä-lə How to pronounce marsala (audio) \

Definition of marsala

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a fortified Sicilian wine that varies from dry to sweet and is often used in cooking


geographical name
Mar·​sa·​la | \ mär-ˈsä-lä How to pronounce Marsala (audio) \

Definition of Marsala (Entry 2 of 2)

city and port on the Mediterranean Sea south of Trapani on the western coast of Sicily, Italy population 80,818

Examples of marsala in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Chicken marsala is an easy weeknight recipe to prepare. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "Our Best Classic Italian Recipes for Red-Sauced, Olive-Oiled Glory," 30 May 2017 Fratello’s is known for its wines as well as the Italian menu, including Chicken Fratello -- sauteed chicken breasts with the restaurant’s signature sauce and marsala mushrooms. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Owners of Fratello’s Italian Restaurant in Avon Lake are serious about keeping everyone safe," 27 Apr. 2020 And a retired firefighter sent a local firehouse a $500 Good Friday lunch of meatballs, penne vodka, chicken marsala and more. Washington Post, "New York’s Italian Americans, now at U.S. epicenter, relive the heartache felt as virus ravaged families overseas," 13 Apr. 2020 The kits contain the all-vegan ingredients to make Crossroads' signature dishes from tagliatelle bolognese ($28) to chickpea marsala ($24) at home. Ramona Saviss, The Hollywood Reporter, "How L.A. Restaurants Are Staying Afloat Amid Coronavirus," 19 Mar. 2020 Wine by the bottle is also available, and family meals for three ($65) are available, with salad, dessert and short rib stroganoff, chicken marsala or ro. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's which Milwaukee restaurants and bars are open for takeout and delivery amid coronavirus," 17 Mar. 2020 The Italian bistro offers pizza, pasta and risotto as well as entrees such as rib-eye braciola, chicken marsala and veal chop Milanese. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "The new Desert Diamond Casino is open in Glendale. Here's a guide to games, food, drinks," 5 Mar. 2020 Make filling: In bowl using electric mixer, combine mascarpone, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and, if using, rum or marsala. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tiramisu Alfajores (Best of Show)," 3 Dec. 2019 Entrees include eggplant rollatini; chicken marsala, Atlantic salmon or lasagna., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of marsala


1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marsala


Marsala, town in Sicily

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“Marsala.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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