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appetizer

noun [C] uk (UK usually appetiser)   /ˈæp.ɪ.taɪ.zər/ us    /-zɚ/
a small amount of food eaten before a meal: At 6.30 everyone gathered for drinks and appetizers in the lounge.Meals and parts of meals mainly US the first part of a meal: The average cost of a full three-course meal - appetizer, main course, and dessert - is about $45.Meals and parts of meals
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