transparency

Lemma

transparency

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n. (1)

Definizione

The quality or condition of being transparent; perviousness to light; diaphaneity, pellucidity. (2)

Nota

When describing a wine's flavor, [transparency] has a more metaphorical meaning that [needs to be judged] in context. It could mean that the wine is well focused and its flavors are well defined, so its elements [can be seen] "transparently”." Or it could mean that the wine truly embodies the character of its grape varieties or terroir, so that it's "transparent" to its origins. 6

Contesto

Today almost all red wines — regardless of grape variety or place of origin — are darker today than they were 30 years ago: opacity is preferable to transparency. 7

Trascrizione fonetica

[trænsˈpærənsi] 3

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Syn. Limpidity
Ant. Opacity 5

Abbreviazioni

ND

Etimologia

1610s, "condition of being transparent," from Medieval Latin “transparentia”, from “transparentem”. 4

Etichetta di paese

ND

Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Wed Oct 1 18:15:19 2014
Autore

Nicol Testini

Fonti

1. Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, 1989, Gramercy Books, New York, p. 1503
2. The Oxford English Dictionary, vol. XI T-U, 1970, Oxford, University Press, Oxford, p.273
3. http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/transparency (02/09/2014), p. 1
4. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=transparency&searchmode=none (02/09/2014), p. 1
5. http://dizionario.reverso.net/inglese-sinonimi/transparency (02/09/2014), p. 1
6. http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/5104 (02/09/2014), p. 1
7. http://italltastesthesametome.com/post/52344562005/wine-transparent-and-opaque (02/09/2014), p. 1

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