clar·​et | \ ˈkler-ət How to pronounce claret (audio) , ˈkla-rət \

Definition of claret

1 : a red Bordeaux wine also : a similar wine produced elsewhere
2 : a dark purplish red

Other Words from claret

claret adjective

Examples of claret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made of Egyptian cotton and dyed a rich claret color, this dressing gown is perfect for those who want to feel regal. Isiah Magsino, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2021 Shane Lowry, a popular champion on Irish soil at Royal Portrush, returns the silver claret upon his arrival Monday at Royal St. George’s in England for a ceremonial start to the 149th edition of golf’s oldest championship., 11 July 2021 This is a history of Western civilization viewed through the prism of a glass of claret, minus the wars and boring treaties, but full of culture, commerce, art, literature and religion. Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2020 Meanwhile, the claret jug stays with Shane Lowry of Ireland, who won last year at Royal Portrush. Doug Ferguson, Houston Chronicle, 6 Apr. 2020 This has led some scientists to predict the extinction of wines that are nearly synonymous with the liquid itself, such as Burgundy’s pinot noirs or Bordeaux clarets. The Economist, 22 Nov. 2019 Potential to improve in the future but so far, Ajeti has flopped in claret and blue., 12 Oct. 2019 And yet here Downton is, stuffed to the gills with good claret and Mrs. Patmore’s rissoles, ready to remind us that things worked better when everyone knew their place. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 16 Sep. 2019 The Brazilian ran towards the box, but recognising he was surrounded by claret and blue shirts, played a sublime pass to a sprinting, unmarked Sadio Mané, who coolly slotted the ball into the bottom corner., 2 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of claret

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for claret

Middle English, from Anglo-French (vin) claret clear wine, from claret clear, from cler clear

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“Claret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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