Definition of Chianti in English:

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Pronunciation: /kēˈäntē/
(also chianti)

noun (plural Chiantis)

A dry red wine, originally produced in Tuscany, Italy.
Example sentences
  • In general, red and white wines keep for two to three days, although Rieslings, Sauvignon Blancs, some Chiantis, and Cabernet Sauvignons hold up to a week.
  • Italian Chianti's are made with sangiovese grapes, and French Chablis are made from Chardonnay grapes.
  • During his stay at an Italian hospital he charmed nurses and bribed porters into bringing him a steady stream of cognac, Cinzano vermouth, Marsala and Chianti.


Named after the Chianti Mountains, Italy.

Words that rhyme with Chianti

Alicante, andante, ante, anti, Ashanti, Bramante, Dante, dilettante, Fante, Ferranti, infante, scanty, shanty (US chanty), spumante, vigilante, Zante

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Syllabification: Chi·an·ti

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