opaque

Lemma

opaque

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

A wine lacking in brillance, which the light cannot penetrate. 1

Nota

Clues as to the grape varietal identity and the age of wine can be revealed by its hue and transparency or opacity. […] Red varietals run from brickish red and nearly transparent (may be older, mellow) to deep opaque bluish-purple (expect young, brash, tannic). 2

Contesto

For example, while many Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines will be dark purple or even close to opaque, Pinot Noir-based wines tend to be lighter with less depth of color and a lighter hue. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

UK [ə(ʊ)ˈpeɪk], US [oʊˈpeɪk] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

c.1420, opake, from L. opacus "shaded, shady, dark," of unknown origin. Spelling infl. after c.1650 by Fr. opaque (c.1500), from the Latin. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e letterature straniere - Corso di laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere per l'Impresa e il Turismo

Data della scheda
Wed Dec 20 00:00:00 2006
Autore

Francesca Quaranta, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : Dizionario del Vino Moet & Chandon, Bologna, Edagricole, 1996.

2 : «http://www.winepros.org/wine101/sensory_guide.htm», (21/11/2011)

3 : «http://www.wine-tastings-guide.com/wine-color.html», (21/11/2011)

4 : «http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/131685?rskey=jbf4me&result=1&isAdvanced=false#eid», (21/11/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=opaque», (06/12/2005)

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