val·​po·​li·​cel·​la ˌväl-ˌpō-lə-ˈche-lə How to pronounce valpolicella (audio)
often capitalized
: a dry red Italian table wine

Examples of valpolicella in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those disinclined to spend three digits for a bottle might consider a lightly spiced valpolicella or fresh beaujolais, both of which nicely bridge a lot of the food. Washington Post, 11 June 2021

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Word History


after Valpolicella, district in northern Italy

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of valpolicella was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Valpolicella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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