grigio

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pinot Grigio, Italian form of French Pinot gris, "gray Pinot".

Noun[edit]

grigio (plural grigios)

  1. (informal) A Pinot Grigio wine.
    • 1998, "Mike Hoye", Racquet advice for newbie (on Internet newsgroup rec.sport.tennis)
      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.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French or Old 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡri.d͡ʒo/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: grì‧gio
  • Rhymes: -idʒo

Adjective[edit]

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

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

Noun[edit]

grigio m (plural grigi)

  1. grey

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Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     bianco      grigio      nero
             rosso ; cremisi              arancione ; marrone              giallo ; crema
             verde chiaro; limetta              verde              verde acqua, acquamarina; verde menta; verde menta scuro
             ciano, azzurro, celeste ; blu petrolio, foglia di tè              azzurro; celeste; celeste scuro              blu
             violetto ; indaco              magenta ; viola              rosa; fucsia; porpora