cham·pagne | \sham-ˈpān \

Definition of champagne 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a white sparkling wine made in the old province of Champagne, France also : a similar wine made elsewhere

2 : a pale orange yellow to light grayish-yellowish brown


geographical name
Cham·pagne | \sham-ˈpān \

Definition of Champagne (Entry 2 of 2)

historic region and former province of northeastern France west of Lorraine and north of Burgundy; capital Troyes

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Ma Petite Shoe, 832 W. 34th St. in Hampden, will host a day-long sale ending with champagne, music and chocolates from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Anna Muckerman,, "Taste France in Baltimore with these Bastille Day specials and events," 9 July 2018 There will be a full bar that includes a mix of Old and New World Wins wines—two reds, two whites—along with top-shelf spirits, champagne, prosecco, coffees, teas, sodas, and fresh juices. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "This New Luxury Airline Is Offering Private Jet Travel at a Fraction of the Price," 9 July 2018 But even though the week is dedicated to beer, there will be a $5 champagne special. Nick Vadala,, "Philly Beer Week: 20 sudsy events to keep you drinking," 31 May 2018 And Bubbly — a twinkling champagne — is taking the place of Bae, which was a matte eggshell. Devon Abelman, Allure, "7 Ways Huda Beauty's New Rose Gold Remastered Eye Palette Is Different From the Original," 25 May 2018 It’s time to celebrate: grits, Cinnamon Toast Crunch with the Belaire gold key, a little berries, and some Ciroc red berry, and then go back and add a little more berries, and a little more champagne, some grits. . . Michelle Gant, Fox News, "DJ Khaled under fire for alcohol-sponsored social media posts," 10 Apr. 2018 Fizz, a champagne and bubbles bar, will be added to the Sacramento entertainment district located near Golden 1 Center, home of the Kings. Noel Harris, sacbee, "Fizz, Sacramento's first champagne bar, set for Downtown Commons | The Sacramento Bee," 15 Feb. 2018 Start with the lightest shade (a steely champagne) and extend the pigment up to the brows. Amber Kallor, Marie Claire, "5 Party-Ready Ways to Wear Metallic Makeup," 16 Nov. 2017 Musicians, artists and stars from the Nollywood film industry drank champagne with government dignitaries, few of whom had ever visited the club. The Economist, "Emmanuel Macron pays tribute to Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of champagne


1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for champagne


French, from Champagne, France

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English Language Learners Definition of champagne

: a French white wine that has many bubbles and that people often drink on special occasions

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