Pronunciation: (ä-per"i-tēf', u-per"-; Fr. a-pā-rē-tēf'), [key]
—pl. -tifsPronunciation: (-tēfs'; Fr. -tēf'). [key]
1. a small drink of alcoholic liquor taken to stimulate the appetite before a meal.
2. Also called apé'ritif wine'. a wine served as an appetizer or cocktail.
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