\ ˈō-kē How to pronounce oaky (audio) \

Definition of oaky

1 of wine : having the characteristics of being aged in oak casks an oaky chardonnay
2 : of, relating to, or having many oaks an oaky forest

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Other Words from oaky

oakiness noun

Examples of oaky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many California Pinot Noirs that are designed to be $35 are heavy, oaky and, to my palate, sweet-tasting; that’s just the type of wine that the mass market demands at that price point. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 June 2021 Vassaltis's Assyrtiko is mineral and highly acidic, with an oaky finish. Sarah Souli, Travel + Leisure, 6 June 2021 Fernandez died May 22 at age 88, but his legacy lives on in wines such as this crianza, a modern-style, oaky red with polished flavors of blueberry and tobacco leaf. Washington Post, 4 June 2021 His Paseante Noir reminded me of an oaky, spicy Zinfandel. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 May 2021 Agave and oak with soft layers of honey are in the mouth with a soft smooth spice oaky finish. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 17 May 2021 His store served as a welcoming kind of community center for the neighborhood, and the oaky smell of any liquor shop still brings back that memory. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021 Vanilla – as in extract, not a sweet or oaky flavor – and sarsaparilla / root beer with caramel in the deep background. Marc Bona, cleveland, 7 Mar. 2021 The liquid in this beautiful ceramic bottle is full of rich vanilla, caramel and stone fruit flavors, not overly oaky at all and a shining example of the Dickel style. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of oaky

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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18 Jun 2021

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“Oaky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oaky. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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