olo·​ro·​so | \ ˌō-lə-ˈrō-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce oloroso (audio) \
plural olorosos

Definition of oloroso

: a dry full-bodied Spanish sherry

Examples of oloroso in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dry sherries vary from crisp, saline fino and manzanilla to fruity amontillado and rich palo cortado and oloroso. Washington Post, "At a third of the price of fine white burgundy, sherry deserves a place at your table," 10 Jan. 2020 Another type of sherry, oloroso, ages in barrels without flor, in an oxidative environment. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Fino Sherry, for the Undaunted," 31 Dec. 2015

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First Known Use of oloroso

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oloroso

Spanish, from oloroso fragrant, from olor odor, from Latin, from olēre to smell — more at odor

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“Oloroso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oloroso. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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