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


2 of 2


plural bruts
: 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

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Last week, Lahaina, which was once the capital of Hawaii, bore the brut wildfires, which became the deadliest in U.S. history. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 15 Aug. 2023 Her debut into the world of bubbly features a sparkling brut ($25) and sparkling brut rosé ($25) — both made in Provence. People Staff, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 There will also be a Chardonnay from Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia, and a brut rosé from Napa’s Domaine Carneros, which uses American grapes and French methods to make its bubbly. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 22 June 2023 To observe the bubble chains, the team poured glasses of carbonated beverages including Pellegrino sparkling water, Tecate beer, Charles de Cazanove champagne, and a Spanish-style sparkling wine called brut. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 3 May 2023 The low dosage, 3 grams of sugar per liter, falls into the extra brut category, which enhances both the acidity and the feeling of effervescence on the palate. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2023 Use a brut-style sparkling white or rosé wine. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2022 Champagne might feel like a pre-dinner libation, but the crisp taste of a brut cuvee deserves a spot at the table too. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 4 Aug. 2022 This is extra brut blanc de blancs — a dry Champagne, to pour alongside food. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Nov. 2021
Fliers will be served a Ferrari brut from Trentino, Italy, rather than bubbles from the famed French wine region. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 7 Aug. 2023 The brut in question is created with 100 percent Chardonnay grapes just like Ruinart’s signature Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 7 Aug. 2023 Her debut into the world of bubbly features a sparkling brut ($25) and sparkling brut rosé ($25) — both made in Provence. People Staff, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 Bernstein’s paintings give a feminist twist to French art brut — raw art — the work of the mentally ill, children, convicts and primitive artists, which kicked Modernist conventions to the curb in the aftermath of gruesome World War II. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2023 Purchase two four-course dinners and choose a complimentary brut or rosé brut Champagne. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 12 Nov. 2020 This brut and a sibling rosé that costs just a dollar more demonstrate why Spain’s cava is my first choice for bargain sparklers. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2023 The package for two includes a bottle of Tattinger Reserve brut, chef board or market crudite, choice of two bar bites and two cocktails. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 16 Dec. 2022 For $650, Fortnum & Mason, the royal grocer, will pack a picnic hamper for six to eight people that includes Platinum Jubilee English sparkling brut, wedges of blue Stilton and Somerset cheddar, King Peter ham, Scotch eggs and tea cakes. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 31 May 2022 See More

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Word History



French, literally, rough

First Known Use


1891, in the meaning defined above


1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brut was in 1881

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“Brut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brut. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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