Main definitions of minerally in English

: minerally1minerally2

minerally1

Pronunciation /ˈmɪn(ə)rəli/ /ˈmɪn(ə)r(ə)li/

adjective

  • Especially in descriptions of wines: tasting of minerals or mineral salts; having a flavour suggestive of minerals.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Pamela Vandyke Price (b. 1923). From mineral + -y.

Main definitions of minerally in English

: minerally1minerally2

minerally2

Pronunciation /ˈmɪn(ə)rəli/ /ˈmɪn(ə)r(ə)li/

adverb

  • 1With regard to mineral resources or content; in relation to minerals.

  • 2poetic So as to resemble a mineral. .

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Bowles (1826–1878). From mineral + -ly.