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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 ?
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.
Abbas beati Martini, SCILICET REX FRANCIAE, est canonicus de consuetudine et habet parvam proebendam quam habet sanctus Venantius, et debet sedere in sede thesaurarii
And a Martini cocktail for me," the young man ordered.
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.
Bottle redesign lowers glass weight, saves energy and preserves iconic MARTINI heritage
The cocktail experts at Dirty Martini carried out research - sounds like a plum job - into the tastes of cocktail drinkers across the UK, and they found the classic gin-based martini is no longer a favourite, with one in two opting for a little extra vermouth as opposed to having it "straight up" or "dirty".
Daily's has introduced a line of all-natural Martini mixers in convenient, easy-to-use packages.
Daily's has introduced a fine of all-natural Martini mixers in convenient, easy-to-use packages.
In the 21st Bond movie, 007 gets back to the basics with his favorite libation, the original Vesper martini made famous in Ian Fleming's 1952 novel of the same name.
Martini's Martinis by Peter Harmon, the "Food Guru" and owner of Martini's Grille, is a spiral-bound martini recipe collection that describes not only the ingredients of each martini but the specific nuances of the technique used to create it.
Tini Bigs Big Martinis is a compilation of martini recipes as concocted within the Tini Bigs Lounge of Seattle, open since 1996.