Meaning of “brandy” in the English Dictionary

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"brandy" in British English

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brandynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈbræn.di/ us /ˈbræn.di/

a strong alcoholic drink made from wine and sometimes flavoured with fruits

Examples

  • After dinner we drank coffee laced with brandy.
  • Try whipping a little brandy or other liqueur into the cream.
  • I keep a bottle of brandy purely for medicinal purposes - it's good for shock.
  • It's traditional to drink brandy from a brandy glass.
  • There was quite a selection of different brandies on the supermarket shelf.

Examples from literature

  • A multitude of ladies and gentlemen were ranged under the trees before them, sipping coffee, wine, or brandy. 
  • He only drank wine though, never brandy. 
  • I rang the bell and ordered Rogers to give him a brandy and soda. 
  • Some persons soak the apricots in brandy. 
  • Then Holmes hurried with a cushion for his head, and I with brandy for his lips. 

(Definition of “brandy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brandy" in American English

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brandynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈbræn·di/

a strong alcoholic drink, usually made from wine and sometimes flavored with fruit

(Definition of “brandy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)