cocktail party

cocktail party
noun Date: 1928 an informal or semiformal party or gathering at which cocktails are served

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  • cocktail-party — /koktelˈparti, ingl. ˈkHkˌteɪlˌpɑːtɪ/ [vc. ingl., comp. di cocktail e party «ricevimento»] s. m. inv. ricevimento, rinfresco, drink (ingl.), cocktail (ingl.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • cocktail party — cocktail parties N A cocktail party is a party, usually held in the early evening, where cocktails or other alcoholic drinks are served. People often dress quite formally for them …   English dictionary

  • cocktail party — cocktail .party n a party, usually in the early evening, at which alcoholic drinks are served and for which people usually dress formally …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cocktail party — cocktail ,party noun count a formal party in the early evening at which alcoholic drinks and small things to eat are served …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cocktail party — noun an afternoon party at which cocktails are served (Freq. 5) • Hypernyms: ↑party * * * noun : an informal or semiformal party or gathering, usually for conversation and during the cocktail hour, at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cocktail party — For other uses, see Cocktail party (disambiguation). A cocktail party is a party where cocktails are served. Women may choose to wear what has become known as a cocktail dress. Although many believe the inventor of the cocktail party to be Alec… …   Wikipedia

  • Cocktail-Party — Eine Cocktailparty ist eine Form eines nachmittäglichen Stehempfangs. Die Party kann in Privaträumen stattfinden, aber auch in einer Hotel Lounge oder einer Galerie. Der Name ist abgeleitet von den servierten Cocktails, es werden aber auch Wein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cocktail party — Une Cocktail party, terme aujourd hui vieilli, auquel on préfère aujourd hui simplement celui de cocktail, est une réception où des cocktails sont servis, ainsi que d autres boissons alcoolisées (champagne, vin, porto, etc.). Cette réception… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cocktail party — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cocktail party : singular cocktail party plural cocktail parties a formal party in the early evening at which alcoholic drinks and small things to eat are served …   English dictionary

  • cócktail párty — [koktajl parti in koktejl parti] m neskl., tudi ž neskl. (ọ̑ ȃ) zlasti v zahodnih deželah poznopopoldanska družabna prireditev, na kateri se streže stoječim gostom s pijačo in prigrizkom: prirediti cocktail party; dolgočasen cocktail party …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • cocktail-party — {{hw}}{{cocktail party}}{{/hw}}Ricevimento in cui si servono bevande alcoliche, sandwich e sim …   Enciclopedia di italiano

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