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Noun

Singular
cocktail

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  1. An alcoholic beverage containing multiple types of liquor
    They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.
    • 1806, 13 May 1806 edition of Balance and Columbian Repository, published by Hudson, New York, (first appearance in print):
      Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters — it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.
  2. A mixture of other substances.
    "Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream of the chemical factory."

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Adjective

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Positive
cocktail

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  1. festive, lively
    "now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music" - The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Dutch

Etymology

From English cocktail.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈkɔkteil/

Noun

cocktail m. (plural cocktails, diminutive cocktailtje)

  1. cocktail

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French

Etymology

From English cocktail.

Pronunciation

Noun

cocktail m. (plural cocktails)

  1. cocktail

Swedish

Etymology

From English cocktail.

Noun

Inflection for cocktail Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cocktail cocktailen cocktailar cocktailarna
Genitive cocktails cocktailens cocktailars cocktailarnas

cocktail c. (plural: cocktailar)

  1. cocktail

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