winey

adjective

win·​ey ˈwī-ne How to pronounce winey (audio)
variants or winy
winier; winiest
1
: having the taste or qualities of wine
a winey sauce
2
of the air : crisply fresh : exhilarating

Example Sentences

beef in a winey sauce
Recent Examples on the Web A concentrated, winey-sweet ice cider (11.5 percent alcohol) with a slightly bitter apple-skin finish is labeled Iscider. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of winey was in the 14th century

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“Winey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winey. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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