Definition of agrodolce in English:

agrodolce

adjective

  • Especially of a sauce: compounded of sweet and sour; bittersweet.

noun

  • In Italian cookery: a sweet-and-sour sauce, typically based on a reduction of vinegar and sugar; a dish made with this sauce.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in United Service Magazine. From Italian agrodolce (adjective) that tastes both sour and sweet, (noun) a sweet-and-sour sauce from agro sour, acrid + dolce sweet.

Pronunciation

agrodolce

/ˌaɡrə(ʊ)ˈdɒltʃɪ//ˌaɡrə(ʊ)ˈdɒltʃeɪ/