subtle

Lemma

subtle

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

[...] [A] fine, delicate wine, whose characteristics are not pronounced and whose essential qualities are merged into a discrete harmony. 1

Nota

A delicate dish should be matched with a subtle wine and a hearty meal with a sturdier wine. 2

Contesto

Muscadet: the Muscadet wine is a subtle wine which is coming from type of vine "Melon" of Burgundian origin, which was introduced into the Country-of-the-Loire at the XVIIIth century. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

['sʌtl] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

c.1300, sutel, soutil, in ref. to things, "of thin consistency;" in ref. to craftsmen, "skilled, clever," from O.Fr. soutil, from L. subtilis"fine, thin, delicate, finely woven," from sub "under" + -tilis, from tela "web" and texere "to weave". The spelling with -b- reflects confusion with subtile. Most non-material senses were present by late 14c. 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
Thu Dec 20 00:00:00 2007
Autore

Francesca Quaranta, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : AA.VV., Dizionario del Vino Moet & Chandon - Edagricole Internazionale, Bologna, Edagricole, 1996, p. 60/English.

2 : «http://www.winespectator.com/glossary/index/word/S», (25/10/2011)

3 : «http://www.tableandvine.com/pairing_food_and_wine.html», (25/10/2011)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/subtle?q=subtle», (07/12/2005)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=subtle&searchmode=none», (07/12/2005)

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