grigio

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English[edit]

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.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

grìgio, IPA(key): /ˈɡridʒo/

Adjective[edit]

grigio m (feminine 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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