win·​ey | \ ˈwī-ne How to pronounce winey (audio) \
variants: or
winier; winiest

Definition of winey

1 : having the taste or qualities of wine a winey sauce
2 of the air : crisply fresh : exhilarating

Examples of winey in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of winey

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Winey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of winey

: made with wine or having the flavor of wine


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