martini


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to martini: Dry Martini, vodka martini

mar·ti·ni

 (mär-tē′nē)
n. pl. mar·ti·nis
A cocktail made of gin or vodka and dry vermouth.

[Alteration of earlier Martinez (probably influenced by Martini & Rossi, trademark for a brand of vermouth), perhaps after Martinez, a city in western California where it was supposedly invented in the mid-1800s.]

Martini

(mɑːˈtiːnɪ)
n, pl -nis
1. (Brewing) trademark an Italian vermouth
2. (Brewing) a cocktail of gin and vermouth
[C19 (sense 2): perhaps from the name of the inventor]

Martini

(Italian marˈtiːni)
n
(Biography) Simone (siˈmoːne). ?1284–1344, Sienese painter

mar•ti•ni

(mɑrˈti ni)

n., pl. -nis.
a cocktail made with gin or vodka and dry vermouth.
[1885–90, Amer.; perhaps alter. of Martinez (an earlier alternate name of the drink, of disputed orig.)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.martini - a cocktail made of gin (or vodka) with dry vermouthmartini - a cocktail made of gin (or vodka) with dry vermouth
gin - strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
cocktail - a short mixed drink
vodka martini - martini made with vodka rather than gin
Translations

Martini

® [mɑːˈtiːnɪ] N
1. (= vermouth) → vermú m
2. (= cocktail) → martini m (vermú seco con ginebra)

martini

nMartini m
References in classic literature ?
Nobody seemed to notice the unusualness of a Martini at midnight, though Daylight looked sharply for that very thing; for he had long since learned that Martinis had their strictly appointed times and places.
Abbas beati Martini, SCILICET REX FRANCIAE, est canonicus de consuetudine et habet parvam proebendam quam habet sanctus Venantius, et debet sedere in sede thesaurarii
Stand by with the Martini as soon as I've given him both barrels of this.
There was a roar like the sound of a small cannon (the biggest sort of elephant-rifle is not very different from some artillery), and a double streak of flame, followed by the stinging crack of a Martini, whose long bullet makes nothing of a crocodile's plates.
And a Martini cocktail for me," the young man ordered.
With today happening to be National Martini Day, it is also the perfect day to enjoy a delicious drink, and thankfully, there are several great recipes to choose from when it comes to deciding what to make.
The first Dirty Martini cocktail bar outside London is opening today in Cardiff and you won't be disappointed.
Settecento musicale erudito: Epistolario Giovanni Battista Martini e Girolamo Chiti (1745-1759): 472 lettere del Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna.
dal connubio tra lui e la terracotta e nato il Martini piu germinate.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced today that Stefano Martini has been promoted to Senior Vice President.
After that, the difficulty level goes up with our Candy Cane Martini.
CANDY CANE MARTINI (MEDIUM) WE couldn't do Christmas cocktails without that quintessential festive treat - the candy cane - which we've incorporated into a classic martini.