[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

Historical Examples of orvieto

  • 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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for 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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