Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dry white Italian table wine.

Etymologies

Italian, from Latin suāvis, sweet, delightful; see swād- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 5. The wine called "soave" comes from which country?

    February 2005

  • "soave" just expresses this picture, so fused and soft, rich yet transparent in the colouring.

    Fra Bartolommeo

  • The wine list is very good value, and if you retain a prejudice against soave from its off period, try a glass here.

    Restaurant: Tinello, London SW1

  • Dante's "Tanto gentile" has as its context the other poems and the prose of the Vita Nuova, but it lives on the uncanny eloquence of its last word: un spirito soave pien d'amore, che va dicendo a l'anima: Sospira.

    'On Eloquence'

  • "Dolce, soave amor," warbled the artist, softly, as he responded to the call from the lady of the house, trying to fix in his mind that run, which he regarded as one of the most beautiful flowers in his musical crown.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • There is still time for us, I believe, to fill soave of the vacant spaces in Canada with the type of population we want and can assimilate, selected by ourselves, before people whom we do not want take advantage of our numerical weakness and help themselves to that which we are not using.

    Can We Achieve Canadian Unity?

  • La tua soave imagine chi mai, chi mai scordar potra!

    The Lady Doc

  • We have been accused of not having much religion in our training, but we do not attempt to take the place of pastors or parents in teaching what kind of religion a boy ought to take up; but we do expect every boy to have soave form of religion of his own, and not merely to profess it, but put it in practice while. he is with us.

    The Boy Scout Movement

  • They assure him that he shall be a ruler; but in a beautiful romanza ( "Un impero piu soave") he replies that his love for Bertha is his only sovereignty.

    The Standard Operas (12th edition) Their Plots, Their Music, and Their Composers

  • 'E par che de la sua labbia si mova Uno spirto soave e pien d'amore, Chi va dicendo a l'anima: sospira!'

    North and South

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