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off-dry

Syllabification: off-dry
Pronunciation: /ˌôfˈdrī
 
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Definition of off-dry in English:

adjective

(Of wine) having a nearly dry flavor, with just a trace of sweetness.
Example sentences
  • Not much of this wine is produced any more, but what is left is a dry or very slightly off-dry wine that can be a perfect aperitif wine and to go with appetizers.
  • Among reds, simple, fruity wines such as Beaujolais work best, while off-dry rosés are tailor-made for spices.
  • This isn't the easiest dish in the world to partner, but I reckon you need something spicy and off-dry to cope with the flavours on offer here.

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