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- Of or relating to the film noir genre.
- Of or relating to a genre of crime literature featuring tough, cynical characters and bleak settings.
- Suggestive of danger or violence.
[Short for FILM NOIR + Sense 2, short for French roman noir, black novel.]noirish noir'ish adj.
(US moldy)Translate mouldy | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
adjective (mouldier, mouldiest; US moldier, moldiest)
Regardless of the stability that Burgundy is able to achieve, absolute consistency will never be possible. It’s antithetical to the nature of the pinot noir grape, which is proverbially fickle and troublesome to grow, and to the nature of artisanal winemaking, which takes as a matter of romantic faith that greatness only comes with risks.
noun [C] plural antitheses
the exact opposite:
She is slim and shy - the very antithesis of her sister.
He is the exact antithesis of what I find attractive in men.
Thanks to the collapse of communism the political antithesis between Left and Right is less important.
adjective (ALSO antithetic) FORMAL
antithetical views pi·not (pē'nō, pē-nō')
- Any of several related white or red grapes chiefly grown on the West Coast and in France.
- A white or red wine made from these grapes.
[French, variant of pineau, diminutive of pin, pine tree (from the shape of the clusters of grapes), from Latin pīnus.]
Pinot noir ("PEE-no NWAR") is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera.
A skilled manual worker; a craftsperson.
[Probably French, from Italian artigiano, from Vulgar Latin *artitiānus, from Latin artītus, skilled in the arts, past participle of artīre, to instruct in the arts, from ars, art-, art.]
artisanal cheese/winemaking 等等
- ar • ti • san
- ɑ'ːrtəzən | ɑ`ːtizǽn
- artisans (複数形)
[名]（特に伝統工芸などの）職人, 技工. ⇒ARTIST 1
This northern Italian city along the Po River, has been transformed from a nondescript industrial city into a cosmopolitan center of artisanal food and modern design.
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funkyadj., -i·er, -i·est.
adj., -i·er, -i·est.
- Having a moldy or musty smell: funky cheese; funky cellars.
- Having a strong, offensive, unwashed odor.
- Of or relating to music that has an earthy quality reminiscent of the blues.
- Combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line.
- Slang. Earthy and uncomplicated; natural: “At the opposite end of Dallas's culinary spectrum is funky regional fare” (Jacqueline Friedrich).
- Characterized by originality and modishness; unconventional: “a bizarre, funky [hotel ] dressed up as a ship, with mock portholes and mirrored ceilings over the beds” (Ann Louise Bardach).
- Outlandishly vulgar or eccentric in a humorous or tongue-in-cheek manner; campy: “funky caricatures of sexpot glamour” (Pauline Kael).
[From funk, strong smell, tobacco smoke, perhaps from French dialectal funquer, to give off smoke, from Old French fungier, from Latin fūmigāre. See fumigate.]funkiness funk'i·ness n.
WORD HISTORY When asked which words in the English language are the most difficult to define precisely, a lexicographer would surely mention funky. Linguist Geneva Smitherman has tried to capture the meaning of this word in Talkin and Testifyin: The Language of Black America, where she explains that funky means “[related to] the blue notes or blue mood created in jazz, blues, and soul music generally, down-to-earth soulfully expressed sounds; by extension [related to] the real nitty-gritty or fundamental essence of life, soul to the max.” The first recorded use of funky is in 1784 in a reference to musty, old, moldy cheese. Funky then developed the sense “smelling strong or bad” and could be used to describe body odor. The application of funky to jazz was explained in 1959 by one F. Newton in Jazz Scene: “Critics are on the search for something a little more like the old, original, passion-laden blues: the trade-name which has been suggested for it is ‘funky’ (literally: ‘smelly,’ i.e. symbolizing the return from the upper atmosphere to the physical, down-to-earth reality).”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil:
不過他們的基本信仰是相信： the faith in antithetical values. （p.16 , Penguine）
antithetic, -ical[an・ti・thet・ic, -i・cal]
- 発音記号[æ`ntəθétik, -ikəl]
1 （著しい）対照をなす；正反対の((to ...)). ⇒OPPOSITE[類語]