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demi-sec

[ dem-ee-sek ]
/ ˈdɛm iˈsɛk /
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adjective

(of wines) semidry; sweeter than sec but drier than doux.

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Nearby words

demi-hunter, demi-monde, demi-pension, demi-plié, demi-pointe, demi-sec, demi-vierge, demibastion, demic, demicanton, demigauntlet bandage

Origin of demi-sec

From French, dating back to 1930–35; see origin at demi-, sec1
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Examples from the Web for demi-sec

  • Extra dry, for example, is actually sweeter than brut, which is drier than demi-sec, which is somewhat sweet.

    Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong|Kayleigh Kulp|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • Most orchards usually have two types: Demi-Sec, or semi-sweet, and Cidre Brut, which is a dry cider.

British Dictionary definitions for demi-sec

demi-sec

/ (ˌdɛmɪˈsɛk) /

adjective

(of wine, esp champagne) medium-sweet

Word Origin for demi-sec

C20: from French, from demi half + sec dry
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