Definition of sherry in English:

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sherry

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛri/

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.

Derivatives

sherried

adjective
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.

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).

Words that rhyme with sherry

beriberi, berry, BlackBerry, bury, Ceri, Derry, ferry, Gerry, jerry, Kerry, merry, perry, Pondicherry, terry, very, wherry, wolfberry

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