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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

Other Words from oaky

oakiness noun

Examples of oaky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Napa Valley Cabernet is a bold, thick red with oaky, earthy, and black fruit notes. Hudson Lindenberger, Forbes, 1 July 2022 The combination gives it an oaky vanilla taste, rather different from your citrus-forward margs. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 27 July 2022 Free Spirits’s take on tequila is oaky and smoky; quiet enough that it can be easily buried in cocktails, but loud enough to be heard through club soda or, for that paloma, grapefruit soda. Allison Robicelli, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 After tasting fiery rye, smoky and sinuous single malt, and oaky-sweet bourbon, a few of us elected to return to Troutbeck by bike. Tom Vanderbilt, Travel + Leisure, 16 June 2022 Whiskey, with its broad shoulders and oaky fullness, can be almost completely disarmed by tarting it up with fresh lemon juice and balancing with simple syrup, as bartenders have been doing since roughly forever. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 25 June 2022 In the nineties, everybody wanted to make a full-bodied, deep-colored cabernet and oaky chardonnay. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, 23 June 2022 The classic combination of pasta with rich olive oil and sharp garlic calls for a very specific sort of incisive white wine, with lively acidity and no distracting oaky flavors. New York Times, 23 May 2022 Rich red cherries and an oaky and creamy midpalate with supple tannins. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of oaky

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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17 Aug 2022

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“Oaky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oaky. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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