Definición de unctuous en inglés:

unctuous

Silabificación: unc·tu·ous
Pronunciación: /ˈəNG(k)CHo͞oəs
 
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adjetivo

  • 2(Chiefly of minerals) having a greasy or soapy feel.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Still, the lure of any luxury item - whether it be Beluga caviar, Dom Perignon champagne or an unctuous blob of sea-urchin roe - springs partly from its cost.

Derivativos

unctuously

adverbio
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • ‘Neither pots nor pans, nor dish nor spoon should be spared,’ he announced unctuously.
  • He and his foreign minister have unctuously said that ‘force is always the last resort.’
  • As one settles in amid the eminently tasteful pine green and deep brown colour scheme, one is instantaneously attended to by the most unctuously helpful staff.

unctuousness

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It is every thing that one could hope for in a dessert wine, complex flavours (a veritable fruit bowl of exotic fruits), unctuousness, sweetness without being cloying thanks to a hint of noble rot.
  • An assembly of fresh wild mushrooms was heavily scented with dried ceps, the cheese had been employed with restraint, adding unctuousness to the sauce, and interesting secondary flavour.
  • Maybe not, but what gratifying editorial unctuousness… Will I blurb a book because its editor implores me charmingly?

Origen

late Middle English (in the sense 'greasy'): from medieval Latin unctuosus, from Latin unctus 'anointing', from unguere 'anoint'.

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