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grigio ‎(plural grigios)

  1. (informal) A Pinot Grigio wine.
    • 1998, "Mike Hoye", Racquet advice for newbie (on Internet newsgroup
      Like good wine, if you'll let me get a wee bit elitist on you. You probably won't know the difference between a chardonnay and a grigio on first tasting, even if you know they aren't quite the same.
    • 2006, Laurie R King, The art of detection
      "Latte and a grigio," the waiter agreed.



Old French or Occitan, both from Frankish *gris, from Proto-Germanic *grēwaz ‎(grey), from Proto-Indo-European *ghreghwos ‎(grey), from Proto-Indo-European *gher- ‎(to glow, shine). Akin to Old High German grīs "grey" (German greis), Old English grīs "grey", Old High German grāo "grey", Old English grǣġ "grey", Old Norse grār "grey". More at grizzle, grey.


grìgio, IPA(key): /ˈɡridʒo/


grigio m ‎(feminine singular grigia, masculine plural grigi, feminine plural grige) (Alternative feminine plural, grigie)

  1. grey
  2. dismal, murky, sombre
  3. drab


grigio m ‎(plural grigi)

  1. grey

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Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     rosso      marrone      giallo      verde      blu petrolio, foglia di tè      blu      indaco
     rosa      arancione      beige      limetta      ciano      azzurro      violetta
     viola      magenta      nero      grigio      bianco