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[awr-vee-ey-toh, -et-oh; Italian awr-vye-taw] /ˌɔr viˈeɪ toʊ, -ˈɛt oʊ; Italian ɔrˈvyɛ tɔ/
a white wine, from dry to sweet, from Umbria, Italy.
Origin of Orvieto
First recorded in 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In addition to these poems I have many letters which she wrote from Orvieto and Viterbo.

    Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting
  • 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
  • It was not actually a pit, but a crevice in the face of the cliff on which Orvieto was built.

  • But the people of Orvieto had been dumping offal here for centuries.

  • Siena, it seems, has been quietly raising an army to send against Orvieto.

  • So, though it will shorten my life even more, I must leave Orvieto.

  • "He waited until most of the power of the Church had left Orvieto," said Ugolini.

  • "All of us are going to be leaving Orvieto soon, and when we do we will take you with us," she said.

  • I am only sorry he will not come in time to save Orvieto from the Sienese.

British Dictionary definitions for Orvieto


/Italian orˈvjɛːto/
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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