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Chianti

[ kee-ahn-tee, -an-; Italian kyahn-tee ]

noun

  1. a dry, red, Italian table wine, originally put up in straw-covered bottles.


Chianti

1

/ ˈkjanti /

plural noun

  1. a mountain range in central Italy, in Tuscany, rising over 870 m (2900 ft): part of the Apennines


chianti

2

/ kɪˈæntɪ /

noun

  1. sometimes capital a dry red wine produced in the Chianti region of Italy
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Chianti1

First recorded in 1825–35; after the Chianti region of Tuscany, source of the wine
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Example Sentences

Bartali chain-smoked while he biked and drank glass after glass of Chianti the night before a race.

Both are very good Sangiovese based wines from Chianti and both are blended with traditional indigenous varieties.

The summer pick was a Tuscan Chianti, Fontodi Chianti Classico 2006.

You eat at a big round table, with a great long-necked bottle of chianti swung on a balance in the centre.

The valley of the Arno is rich and fertile, bordered by cultivable hills, which produce the famous Chianti wine.

He ordered a small flask of Chianti with the dinner, and it came in its pretty wicker jacket.

They had lunch at Romano's, where Barnes drank a good deal of Chianti and became full of confidence in his future.

Dominique was observed draining a glass of Chianti, and solemnly casting forth the last drops in libation.

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