weight

Lemma

weight

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The impression of volume in the mouth that a wine imparts. 1

Nota

A wine’s weight is measured according to how light or heavy it feels in the mouth. This is known as its “mouthfeel”. If a wine is described as “weighty”, it means that it feels heavy in the mouth. A “light” wine feels wispy and feathery in the mouth. A “medium-bodied” wine would be somewhere in between. 2

Contesto

Like its weight, a wine’s body is also determined by how it feels in the mouth. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[weɪt] 5

Sinonimi e Antonimi

texture 6

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

O.E. gewiht, from P.Gmc. *(ga)wekhtiz, *(ga)wekhtjan (cf. O.N. vætt, O.Fris. wicht, M.Du. gewicht, Ger. Gewicht), from *weg-. 4

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
Fri Feb 11 00:00:00 2005
Autore

Elisa Lanata, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : «www.californiareds.com/wine-glossary-4.html», (02/03/2005)

2 : «http://www.boutiquewineries.com.au/articles/BodyBalanceWeight
andLengthofWine.cfm »
, (11/10/2011)

3 : «http://www.boutiquewineries.com.au/articles/BodyBalanceWeight
andLengthofWine.cfm»
, (11/10/2011)

4 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=weight&searchmode=none»,
(11/10/2011)

5 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/learner-english/weight?q=weight»,
(11/10/2011)

6 : «www.californiareds.com/wine-glossary-4.html», (02/03/2005)

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