monte

noun
mon·​te | \ ˈmän-tē How to pronounce monte (audio) \

Definition of monte

1 : a card game in which players select any two of four cards turned face up in a layout and bet that one of them will be matched before the other as cards are dealt one at a time from the pack

called also monte bank

Examples of monte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apple's three-finger monte in iOS 13 doesn't end there. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "iOS 13: 13 for how Apple's new software can breathe life into your aging iPhone," 3 Sep. 2019 Other options include turkey ($9.99), monte cristo ($11.49), and grilled three-cheese ($8.99) ‘wiches. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "First Bite: Woody's Lunch Box in Disney's Toy Story Land," 11 July 2018 The vodka sauce is also paired on the menu with homemade potato gnocchi, lobster ravioli and penne mare e monte, a pasta dish served with baby shrimp and mushrooms. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Penna alla vodka stirs memories," 13 Apr. 2018 One of the men handed over a board, placed three cards on top and began playing three-card monte, a sleight of hand con game in which the player tries to keep track of a certain card. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, "2 accused of swindling with three-card monte outside Kenner business," 6 July 2017 Theirs is a three-card monte diversion, a hide-the-pea game, with fast talking and sleight of hand. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Will flaying Trump bring us to normalcy?," 1 June 2017 Theirs is a three-card monte diversion, a hide-the-pea game, with fast talking and sleight of hand. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Will flaying Trump bring us to normalcy?," 1 June 2017 FacebookPinterestAlex Wong For weeks now a group of Senate Republicans have been treating their health care bill like the queen in a game of three-card monte. Jack Moore, GQ, "The Senate Republicans' Super Secret Health Care Bill Looks Awfully Familiar," 22 June 2017 Theirs is a three-card monte diversion, a hide-the-pea game, with fast talking and sleight of hand. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Will flaying Trump bring us to normalcy?," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of monte

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for monte

Spanish, bank, mountain, heap, from Italian, from Latin mont-, mons mountain

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“Monte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monte. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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