Definition of plummy in English:

plummy

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Pronunciation: /ˈplʌmi
 
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adjective (plummier, plummiest)

1Resembling a plum: cosy reds and plummy blues
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  • Described as medium bodied with youthful red/crimson colours and plummy fruit.
  • Delicious plummy classic with a long velvety finish; ideal with pasta, any meat, game or cheese.
  • It is quite full-bodied and has raspberry flavours with plummy, slightly spicy overtones.
2British informal (Of a person’s voice) having an accent thought typical of the English upper classes: a plummy voice rich with haughty disdain
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  • He was forty-seven but he acted like he was seventy-four, and his voice was so plummy River had always wondered if he was putting it on.
  • She was teased by the other girls and quickly lost her Irish accent, acquiring the plummy tones she now has.
  • The association's conference hall was awash with plummy accents and tweed jackets.
Synonyms
upper-class, refined, aristocratic, affected, Home Counties, fruity, grand;
Scottish Kelvinside, Morningside
British informal posh, Sloaney
South African informal larney
3British informal Choice; highly desirable: there are some plummy roles for the taking here
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  • Sooner or later plummy positions come up for grabs.
  • Merlot has also been popular over Italy's north eastern border in Slovenia and all down the Dalmatian coast, where it can be attractively plummy when yields are restricted.

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