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During holiday parties I end up recycling a lot of my cocktail dresses and just wearing a layering piece, like a blazer and tights, with it.
Lauren Conrad

Meaning of "cocktail" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COCKTAIL

Of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COCKTAIL

cocktail  [ˈkɒkˌteɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COCKTAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cocktail is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COCKTAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cocktail

Cocktail

When used as a word to refer to mixed drinks generally, cocktail may mean any kind of alcoholic mixed drink that contains two or more ingredients. As generally understood today, a cocktail requires at least one alcoholic component—typically a distilled spirit, although beer and wine are permissible—and one sweet component; it may also contain a souring or bittering ingredient. Traditionally cocktails were a mixture of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters. Most types of mixed drinks today are called cocktails, and they will usually contain one or more kinds of spirit and one or more mixers, such as soda or fruit juice. Additional ingredients may be sugar, honey, milk, cream, and various herbs.

Definition of cocktail in the English dictionary

The first definition of cocktail in the dictionary is any mixed drink with a spirit base, usually drunk before meals. Other definition of cocktail is an appetizer of seafood, mixed fruits, etc. Cocktail is also any combination of diverse elements, esp one considered potent.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COCKTAIL


blacktail
ˈblækˌteɪl
bobtail
ˈbɒbˌteɪl
bucktail
ˈbʌkˌteɪl
cottontail
ˈkɒtənˌteɪl
dovetail
ˈdʌvˌteɪl
ducktail
ˈdʌkˌteɪl
e-tail
ˈiːˌteɪl
fishtail
ˈfɪʃˌteɪl
forktail
ˈfɔːkˌteɪl
hardtail
ˈhɑːdˌteɪl
hightail
ˈhaɪˌteɪl
horsetail
ˈhɔːsˌteɪl
pigtail
ˈpɪɡˌteɪl
ponytail
ˈpəʊnɪˌteɪl
silktail
ˈsɪlkˌteɪl
swallowtail
ˈswɒləʊˌteɪl
tattletale
ˈtætəlˌteɪl
telltale
ˈtɛlˌteɪl
whitetail
ˈwaɪtˌteɪl
yellowtail
ˈjɛləʊˌteɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COCKTAIL

cockshut
cockshy
cockspur
cocksucker
cocksure
cocksurely
cocksureness
cockswain
cocksy
cocktail bar
cocktail cabinet
cocktail dress
cocktail lounge
cocktail onion
cocktail party
cocktail sausage
cocktail shaker
cocktail stick
cocktail waitress
cockthrowing

WORDS THAT END LIKE COCKTAIL

atomic cocktail
curtail
detail
entail
fruit cocktail
go into detail
in detail
long tail
mocktail
Molotov cocktail
nose to tail
prairie cocktail
prawn cocktail
rat tail
rat-tail
retail
shirt-tail
shrimp cocktail
sting in the tail
tail

Synonyms and antonyms of cocktail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COCKTAIL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cocktail» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cocktail

Translation of «cocktail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COCKTAIL

Find out the translation of cocktail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cocktail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cocktail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鸡尾酒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cóctel
570 millions of speakers

English

cocktail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कॉकटेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كُوكْتِيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

коктейль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coquetel
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ককটেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cocktail
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Koktel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Cocktail
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カクテル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

칵테일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Koktail
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cocktail
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காக்டெய்ல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॉकटेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kokteyl
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cocktail
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

koktajl
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

коктейль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cocteil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοκτέιλ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cocktail
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cocktail
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cocktail
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cocktail

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COCKTAIL»

The term «cocktail» is very widely used and occupies the 7.063 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COCKTAIL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cocktail

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10 QUOTES WITH «COCKTAIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cocktail.
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Edward Abbey
Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down.
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Bill Blass
Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette.
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Charles Bronson
I don't look like someone who leans on a mantelpiece with a cocktail in my hand, you know.
4
Luis Bunuel
If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.
5
Kurt Busiek
I don't view Twitter as a promotional tool but as a really, really, really cool cocktail party.
6
Dean Cain
Mix one part Denzel Washington and two parts Eva Mendes and you have a nice hot cocktail.
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Graydon Carter
Arrogance, ignorance, and incompetence. Not a pretty cocktail of personality traits in the best of situations. No sirree. Not a pretty cocktail in an office-mate and not a pretty cocktail in a head of state. In fact, in a leader, it's a lethal cocktail.
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Mary Higgins Clark
The truth is I hate cocktail parties when the only person I know is my supposed date, and he abandons me the minute we come in the door.
9
Andy Cohen
I talk, watch TV, spout opinions, schmooze, negotiate, talk some more, play games, and have a little cocktail.
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Lauren Conrad
During holiday parties I end up recycling a lot of my cocktail dresses and just wearing a layering piece, like a blazer and tights, with it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COCKTAIL»

Discover the use of cocktail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cocktail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from ...
Reveals all of the cocktail recipes available at the famous PDT bar as well as behind-the-scenes secrets on bar design, food, and techniques.
Jim Meehan, 2011
2
Cocktail: The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century
Offers a collection of three hundred recipes for traditional and contemporary cocktails, with additional information on drinkmaking techniques and stocking a home bar
Paul Harrington, Laura Moorhead, 1998
3
Café Royal Cocktail Book
Originally published in 1937 by the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild, "Caf Royal Cocktail Book" offers a rare glimpse into the wide array of drinks offered in London bars between the two World Wars.
‎2008
4
The Savoy Cocktail Book
Here they were entertained by legendary American barman Harry Craddock, inventor of the White Lady and populariser of the Dry Martini. Originally published in 1930, the Savoy Cocktail Book features 750 of Harry's most popular recipes.
Peter Dorelli, 1999
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The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and ...
From the U.K.'s preeminent bartender and one of the leading authorities on "modernist mixology" comes this collection of 60 revolutionary cocktails, all grounded in the classics but utilizing technologies and techniques from the molecular ...
Tony Conigliaro, 2013
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The Ultimate Cocktail Book
Over 1,500 recipes, with revealing anecdotes about many of the cocktails, and generous sprinklings of apposite quotations, risque jokes and little curiosities.
Ned Halley, 1998
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The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be ...
Cocktails are bigger than ever, and this is the first real cookbook for them, covering the entire breadth of this rich subject.
Dale DeGroff, 2010
8
Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide
An updated guide to the art of mixology features more than fifteen hundred recipes, including two hundred new drink recipes, that range from classic cocktails to today's trendy new drinks, organized alphabetically and including easy-to ...
Anthony Giglio, Mr. Boston, Jim Meehan, 2008
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The Cocktail: 200 Fabulous Drinks
Throughout, Kat Macleod's collages personify cocktails as alluring women with devil-may-care airs-you'll want to cozy up to the bar with all of them. Both mischievous and elegant, this is a book to lift anyone's spirits.
Jane Rocca, 2006
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Cocktail
Cocktail is a play about one woman's audacious crusade to fight the AIDS epidemic and the pharmaceutical industry's unyielding control over lifesaving drugs.
Vincent J. LiCata, Ping Chong, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COCKTAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cocktail is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cocktail: Get the whiff of the glen with this rare Scottish gin
The Botanist Gin cocktail competition was won by Gareth Wainwright of The Landmark cocktail bar in Bryanston. «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
2
Celebrate French liberation with a Bastille Day cocktail
La Liberateur, a Bastille Day cocktail, will be served at Fish restaurant. ... of the signature cocktail of this year's annual Bastille Day celebration, ... «Charleston Post Courier, Jul 15»
3
Brittany Wangsness Mixes an Ama-Zingh Cocktail at Baur's …
As bar manager at Baur's Restaurant and Listening Lounge, Brittany Wangsness (who we last encountered mixing up a buttery cocktail at TAG) ... «Westword, Jul 15»
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Boozetique brings convenience, technology to Salt Lake City's …
The Boozetique sells just about everything wine and cocktail lovers need to enjoy a drink — old-time bitters and tonics, flasks and shakers, ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Woman who pleaded guilty to helping boyfriend throw Molotov …
A Queens woman who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend throw a Molotov cocktail into another man's house can walk free if she stays out ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Cocktail parties fresh from the garden
Too hot to cook? Throw a cocktail party instead! This week's Special of the Day column showcases two refreshing cocktails featuring flavors ... «Great Falls Tribune, Jul 15»
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Cocktail: Polish concoction has the Midas touch
Michael Stephenson of Lucky Shaker cocktail bar in Umhlanga claims to have found the answer in his cocktail, the El Dorado. "The flavours of ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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Sangria is a perfect summer cocktail
What you want to bring is the sangria. Because it's hard to go wrong at an outdoor summer party when you're the one toting the pitcher cocktail. «Fredericksburg.com, Jul 15»
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BarChick's cocktail of the week: Watermelon Martini at the Tiki Bar at …
What's in it? Vodka, lemon, sugar syrup, muddled fresh watermelon wedges, pinch of mint served over crushed ice with a lemon twist. «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
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Table 128's Improvisation: a sophisticated campfire cocktail
Table 128 was hopping when I stopped by late on a weeknight last week. A few diners were soaking up the last rays of sun on the patio, and ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cocktail [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cocktail>. May 2020 ».
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