full-bod·​ied ˈfu̇l-ˌbä-dēd How to pronounce full-bodied (audio)
: having a large body
of a beverage : imparting to the palate the general impression of substantial weight and rich texture
: having importance, significance, or meaningfulness
full-bodied study of literature

Examples of full-bodied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The article also recognizes Sacramento’s proximity to wine country and its full-bodied coffee culture and specialty cocktail bars. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 28 Mar. 2024 Photo : Sonus faber The Stradivari Second Generation evolved from the original Stradivari, launched in the early 2000s, and features a wide front baffle, which is partially responsible for this speaker’s organic, natural, and full-bodied sound. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2024 Image The dancers’ footwork starts out in fits and spurts, becoming more intricate, more full-bodied as Harris weaves slow motion within blissfully fast crossing feet and lanky arms. Gia Kourlas, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024 Bold and full-bodied in the mid palate, there’s a nice touch of minerality and salinity in the finish. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 Redolent of white flowers, fresh peach and apricot, on the palate, the wine is tropical-fruited, full-bodied and complex, smacking of tangerine, melon and spices. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Like the energizing, dynamic, full-bodied characteristics of chocolate. Emily Reynolds Bergh, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 That might be because the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright can always be counted on to craft full-bodied characters as well as moving, unexpected stories. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2024 In keeping with the throwback theme, Lopez opted for a smokey cat-eye makeup look paired with a classic full-bodied blowout. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of full-bodied was in 1588

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“Full-bodied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full-bodied. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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: having a rich strong flavor
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