sher·​ry | \ ˈsher-ē How to pronounce sherry (audio) \
plural sherries

Definition of sherry

: a Spanish fortified wine with a distinctive nutty flavor also : a similar wine produced elsewhere

Examples of sherry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the food processor running, slowly stream in the sherry vinegar and the 1/2 cup olive oil., 25 May 2021 Honey Peppered Vinaigrette: In a small bowl, add 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper, 2 teaspoons honey and 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar. Rebecca White, Dallas News, 4 May 2021 Winter spices with sherry notes and walnut coat the tongue with a balanced finish and hints of the sea. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 15 May 2021 Balsamic is wholly different than red wine, which is nothing like sherry. Rebecca White, Dallas News, 4 May 2021 Dry sherry notes show up again along with hints of oak on the long, smooth finish. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 27 Apr. 2021 Brasa Haya inherited a nice tap system from Beech Street Parlor, where sherry could one day be poured alongside craft beer. Michael Russell, oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2021 Add 1/2 cup of the sherry, the chicken stock, 4 teaspoons salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper and the Parmesan rind. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 20 Jan. 2021 Among the to-go cocktails, A Night in Tunisia appealed with its start-the-evening combination of three vermouths and sherry. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of sherry

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sherry

alteration of earlier sherris (taken as plural), from Xeres (now Jerez), Spain

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3 Jun 2021

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“Sherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sherry

: a type of strong wine with a nutty flavor that is made especially in Spain

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