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soave

[ swah-vey; Italian saw-ah-ve ]
/ ˈswɑ veɪ; Italian sɔˈɑ vɛ /
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noun

a dry, white wine from Verona, Italy.

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Origin of soave

1940–45; <Italian <Latin suāvissweet
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Example sentences from the Web for soave

  • Another white wine, also very good, is made at Soave, called Vino Santo.

    The Story of Verona|Alethea Wiel
  • Rosini's term "soave" just expresses this picture, so fused and soft, rich yet transparent in the colouring.

  • In the second act we have Elvira's mad scene, "Qui la voce sua soave" (It was here in sweetest accents).

  • "O soave fanciulla" (Thou beauteous maiden), he exclaims, as he takes her to his arms.

British Dictionary definitions for soave

Soave
/ (ˈswɑːveɪ) /

noun

a dry white wine from the Veneto region of NE Italy

Word Origin for Soave

C20: named after a town near Verona where it is produced
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