[ val-poh-li-chel-uh; Italian vahl-paw-lee-chel-lah ]
/ ˌvæl poʊ lɪˈtʃɛl ə; Italian ˌvɑl pɔ liˈtʃɛl lɑ /


a dry, red table wine from the Veneto region of northern Italy.

Origin of Valpolicella

First recorded in 1940–45; after Valpolicella, an area of alluvium-filled valleys NW of Verona, where the wine is produced Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for valpolicella

  • The work is so far inferior to the ciborium at Valpolicella, that it would seem to be, as Cattaneo remarks, by an earlier hand.

British Dictionary definitions for valpolicella

/ (ˌvælpɒlɪˈtʃɛlə, Italian valpoliˈtʃɛlla) /


a dry red table wine from the Veneto region of NE Italy

Word Origin for Valpolicella

C20: named after a valley where it is produced
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