claret

noun

clar·​et ˈkler-ət How to pronounce claret (audio)
ˈkla-rət
1
: a red Bordeaux wine
also : a similar wine produced elsewhere
2
: a dark purplish red
claret adjective

Examples of claret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cameras caught the Prince of Wales, 41, and his son, 10, standing up and clapping, with George sporting a claret and blue team scarf around his neck. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2024 No one has ever won the claret jug twice at Royal Liverpool. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 18 July 2023 Indeed, that was pretty much the extent of his research for this British Open: Watching YouTube clips of Tiger Woods plot his way around Royal Liverpool to win the claret jug in 2006. Steve Douglas, BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2023 If one of the players can break through and claim a green jacket or a claret jug or one of golf’s other great prizes, LIV will have achieved its mightiest measure of vindication to date. Alan Blinder, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Apr. 2023 Monica arrives in her most form-fitting claret-hued dress, but something’s off. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 21 Sep. 2021 Thick draperies and sumptuous colours of claret and terracotta frame the interiors, awarding warmth and comfort. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 1 Jan. 2023 It was aged in American oak barrels and then finished for several years in Haut-Medoc claret wine barriques from Bordeaux in France. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 14 July 2022 Street vendors made a brisk trade flogging ice cream, winkles and currant buns to the masses, while wealthier punters sat upstairs on balconies before retiring indoors for a feast complete with claret and champagne. Tom Parker Bowles, Town & Country, 15 May 2022

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of claret was in 1701

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Cite this Entry

“Claret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/claret. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

claret

noun
clar·​et ˈklar-ət How to pronounce claret (audio)
1
: a dry red table wine
2
: a dark purplish red
claret adjective

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