[kjʊ͜ɚə `so͜u]


  • Pronounce the first syllable like the word “cure.”

  • Stress the third syllable, which is pronounced like the word “so.”

Practice Sentences:

The recipe calls for two ounces of curacao.
The bartender made the drink using curacao.


  • (mass noun) A liqueur flavored with the peel of bitter orange. As a proper noun (Curacao) it is an island off the coast of Venezuela.

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