Definition of sherry in English:

sherry

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛri
 
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noun (plural sherries)

[mass noun]
A fortified wine originally and mainly from southern Spain: a bottle of dry sherry [as modifier]: a sherry glass [count noun]: please pour me a sherry
More example sentences
  • They had three type of manzanilla sherry on the wine list but none in stock and tried to fob us off with white port.
  • Drunk straight from the fridge, this delivers the colour, aroma and flavour of a dry amontillado sherry.
  • We waited an age to be served and I finally placed an order for a glass of Manzanilla sherry.

Origin

late 16th century: alteration of archaic sherris, interpreted as plural, from Spanish (vino de) Xeres 'Xeres (wine)' (Xeres being the former name of Jerez).

Derivatives

sherried

adjective
More example sentences
  • The rib-eye steak is given extra zing with the addition of sherried peppers.
  • Mouth-filling honey and butterscotch flavors with a peppery yet sweet sherried fruit attack.
  • Your palate is at first pleasured with a sherried smoothness and then with subtle, smoky, peaty notes.

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