cham·​pagne | \ sham-ˈpān How to pronounce champagne (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Champagne (audio) \

Definition of Champagne (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of champagne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun From the looks of the first pics, Emily is settling into French life quite well — sipping champagne in front of the Eiffel Tower and all. Ruth Kinane,, "Emily in Paris moves to Netflix, debuts first pics of Lily Collins," 13 July 2020 The 12- to 15-minute flights include a champagne toast prior to departure and transportation from your hotel. Juliana Shallcross, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Las Vegas," 4 July 2020 Place the champagne vinegar in a small bowl and whisk with salt, pepper and sugar or honey to taste. Justin Phillips,, "Bay Area salmon season is in full swing for home cooks but uncertain for fishers," 13 July 2020 The all-inclusive luxury resort puts a polished twist on could-be-standard packages, offering massages, land activities such as horseback riding, champagne picnics (on any of the 12 beaches), scuba diving, and fishing. Chloe Sachdev, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 5 Resort Hotels in the South Pacific," 8 July 2020 Revelers from all around the world respond to the rocket by bathing each other with red wine and champagne. Washington Post, "Little to celebrate in Pamplona with no running of the bulls," 6 July 2020 Instead of champagne breakfasts and visits to the Nasdaq or NYSE building in New York, most company executives stayed at home and watched a live stream. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Companies Find a Lot to Like About Virtual IPOs," 2 July 2020 The visual tropes of this world are familiar even to non-vips: angular cheekbones, Louboutin heels, sprays of champagne. 1843, "The secret economics of a VIP party," 25 June 2020 The dancing on the Wall, the champagne, the banners hanging in the stairwells of the occupied Stasi buildings. Hari Kunzru, The New Yorker, "A Transparent Woman," 29 June 2020

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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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“Champagne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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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