[awr-vee-ey-toh, -et-oh; Italian awr-vye-taw] /ˌɔr viˈeɪ toʊ, -ˈɛt oʊ; Italian ɔrˈvyɛ tɔ/ noun 1. a white wine, from dry to sweet, from Umbria, Italy. /Italian orˈvjɛːto/ noun 1. a market town in central Italy, in Umbria: Etruscan remains. Pop: 20 705 (2001) Latin name Urbs Vetus (ˈʊəbz ˈviːtəs) 2. a light white wine from this […]
[awr-vil] /ˈɔr vɪl/ noun 1. a male given name.
[awr-wel-ee-uh n] /ɔrˈwɛl i ən/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling the literary work of George or the totalitarian future described in his antiutopian novel 1984 (1949). adj. 1950 (first attested in Mary McCarthy), from English author George Orwell (pseudonym of Eric Blair, 1903-1950), especially in reference to his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” […]
- Or what
question Or is it not? what else can it be?: Was that exciting, or what?/ Is this the old trickle-down theory or what? (1990s+) A phrase following a statement that adds emphasis or suggests an option. For example, in Is this a good movie or what? the phrase asks for confirmation or agreement. However, it […]