\ ˈbrüt How to pronounce brut (audio) , ˈbrᵫt How to pronounce brut (audio) \

Definition of brut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

of champagne
: very dry specifically : being the driest made by the producer


plural bruts

Definition of brut (Entry 2 of 2)

: a very dry champagne or sparkling wine Pair smoked salmon with … a brut that's not too dry.— Roger Voss Half the wines were non-vintage bruts, the best-established brands and a few newer entries.— Thomas Matthews

Examples of brut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective That’s what Billecart-Salmon did in developing its new brut nature cuvée. Washington Post, "Making champagne with little to no added sugar is tricky. A respected producer is doing it right.," 18 Dec. 2020 With less added sugar (AKA dosage) than brut champagne, extra-brut and zero dosage (sometimes referred to as brut nature) champagnes have a drier quality and an acidic freshness that really wakes up the palette and plays well with savory foods. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Best Foods to Pair with Champagne," 19 Dec. 2019 The most common labels — in order from least to most sweet — are brut nature, the most dry; then extra brut, which a little more sweet; then plain brut, which Lichtner says is classic for Champagne. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "From Champagne to prosecco: How to choose the perfect bottle of bubbles for New Year's Eve," 27 Dec. 2019 Dosage designations are noted from the sweetest to the driest: doux, demi-sec, sec, extra-sec, brut, extra brut, and brut nature, also known as non-dosage. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Brut Champagne," 21 Dec. 2018 Of the types, demi-sec, a sweet dessert style, brut, and extra brut are the most common seen in the US, with brut champagne accounting for 73.9 percent of all champagne shipped to the U.S. in 2017, according to the Champagne Bureau US. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Brut Champagne," 21 Dec. 2018 Carr brings together spheres, lines and swirls that give off the brut characteristics of early digital art and animation. Kt Hawbaker,, "Goldfinch flies through the Astral Plane," 31 Aug. 2017 After a Champagne toast (Ace of Spades brut gold) and cheesecake from Eli’s Cheesecake, the two-day event was underway. Phil Vettel,, "Food lovers brave heat to attend 10th annual Chicago Gourmet," 25 Sep. 2017 Virtuoso Serves 1 3/4 ounce Razzmatazz Raspberry Liqueur 1/2 ounce cranberry juice Ice Rotari Brut sparkling wine Cherry for garnish Combine Razzmatazz Raspberry Liqueur and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Courtney Ortega, star-telegram, "Cliburn-themed cocktails guaranteed to hit all the right notes," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of brut


1891, in the meaning defined above


1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brut


French, literally, rough

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“Brut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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