unctuous

Lemma

unctuous

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

A type of wine which leaves a film on the wine glass and which is smooth on the palate. 1

Nota

Mostly the term is used in a positive manner to describe a mellow wine that takes on the soft and full character from the residual sugar left over after the wine fermentation process. […] Sometimes unctuous wine can be perceived as heavy, or even oily.
Very simply, this term can point towards a range of experiences from a rich and full texture to soft tannins that will take your tongue on a deep and interesting trip. 2

Contesto

Piattelli Premium Malbec 2007 […] In the mouth it is unctuous, round and persistent. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈəŋktjuəs] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Middle English, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French unctueus, from Medieval Latin unctuosus, from Latin unctus act of anointing, from unguere to anoint. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea Teorie e tecniche della mediazione interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Mon Sep 29 00:00:00 2008
Autore

Irene Percivale, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : «http://www.decanterwines.co.uk/wineGlossary.php», (18/06/2008)

2 : «http://www.thewinevirgin.com/unctuous-wine», (12/07/2008)

3 : «http://www.macsliquors.com/macsproductswine.htm», (13/10/2011)

4 : D. Jones, English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003, second edition, page 559

5 : «http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unctuous», (18/06/08)

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