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[swah-vey; Italian saw-ah-ve]
  1. a dry, white wine from Verona, Italy.
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Origin of soave

1940–45; < Italian < Latin suāvis sweet
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Examples from the Web for soave

Historical Examples of soave

  • Rosini's term "soave" just expresses this picture, so fused and soft, rich yet transparent in the colouring.

    Fra Bartolommeo and Andrea D'Agnolo

    Leader Scott

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

British Dictionary definitions for soave


  1. a dry white wine from the Veneto region of NE Italy
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Word Origin for Soave

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