[awr-vee-ey-toh, -et-oh; Italian awr-vye-taw]
- a white wine, from dry to sweet, from Umbria, Italy.
Origin of Orvieto
First recorded in 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for orvieto
In addition to these poems I have many letters which she wrote from Orvieto and Viterbo.Italy, the Magic Land
The boy was afterward sent to a villa somewhere near Orvieto.'Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
The singer he mentions is Erminia Frezzolini, born at Orvieto in 1818.The Merry-Go-Round
Carl Van Vechten
But the people of Orvieto had been dumping offal here for centuries.
So, though it will shorten my life even more, I must leave Orvieto.
- a market town in central Italy, in Umbria: Etruscan remains. Pop: 20 705 (2001)Latin name: Urbs Vetus (ˈʊəbz ˈviːtəs)
- a light white wine from this region
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