cham·​pagne | \ sham-ˈpān How to pronounce champagne (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Champagne

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 The couple’s house remains adorned with some of Park’s favorite items: towering sunflowers, cactuses, succulent plants, Korean orchids, ceramic owls, champagne and bottles of one of her favorite wines. NBC News, "Soon Chung Park worked long days as single mom to bring 5 kids from Korea to U.S.," 26 Mar. 2021 In the backgrounds, there were balloons, champagne, confetti, screams, hugs and some tears as the students revealed their matches. Lara Farrar, Arkansas Online, "Students pass Match Day tests," 20 Mar. 2021 Cocktails included champagne, white wine, and a late summer spritz. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Coco Shop Designer Taylor Simmons Wore Floral Oscar de la Renta for Her Outdoor Ceremony Overlooking the Ocean," 19 Mar. 2021 The revelers went inside to celebrate with champagne and cupcakes. Washington Post, "Opening a new hotel is never easy. Try doing it during a pandemic.," 19 Mar. 2021 The first floor offers cold local beer and cocktails with the Supper Club focusing more on a champagne and wine program. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona restaurateur Sam Fox to open upscale Nashville supper club with Justin Timberlake," 18 Mar. 2021 Choose from pretty finishes, including classic white, black stainless steel, and champagne. Korin Miller, Forbes, "The 9 Best Washers And Dryers For Upgrading Your Laundry Room," 17 Mar. 2021 There’s the champagne in plastic cups and the celebratory family meal at the local restaurant. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Best college graduation gifts: Tools to get them on their way," 11 Mar. 2021 In ordinary times, restaurateur Kathy Sidell’s tinned seafood emporium, where towers of shellfish and lobster claws gleamed against overflowing champagne glasses, was one of the Back Bay’s top spots for indulgence. Kara Baskin,, "100 top restaurants for takeout in Boston and beyond," 11 Feb. 2021

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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 11 Apr. 2021.

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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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