mar·​ti·​ni mär-ˈtē-nē How to pronounce martini (audio)
: a cocktail made of gin and dry vermouth
also : vodka martini

Examples of martini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Strain into coupe or martini glass, express a lemon peel over the top of the foam for aroma and discard and garnish with one to three raspberries, on a pick. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 11 July 2024 The rim isn’t as wide as a martini glass, but the bowl allows the cocktail to become more aromatic thanks to the surface area, which makes your cocktail taste better, Sweeney explains. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 9 July 2024 And of course, the martini there is 10 out of 10 — not just the taste but the presentation as well. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 4 July 2024 Speaking of hard rock guitarists switching things up, Bay Area thrash metal fixture Sven Söderlund now lives that crooner life with Sven & the Masterful Few, the former rocker’s point of entry into the martini lounge songbook. Aaron Davis, Sacramento Bee, 30 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for martini 

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Word History


probably alteration of Martinez (cocktail), from the name Martinez

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of martini was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Martini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


mar·​ti·​ni mär-ˈtē-nē How to pronounce martini (audio)
: a cocktail consisting of gin and dry vermouth

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Mar·​ti·​ni mär-ˈtē-nē How to pronounce Martini (audio)
Simone circa 1284–1344 Italian painter

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