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

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Yet another missed opportunity: my kingdom for a Boomerang of Jennifer Aniston popping some champagne. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Jennifer Aniston, We Beg You, Get on Instagram," 24 June 2019 Top hats and outrageous headpieces bobbed their way around its walkways, their owners stopping for photos or to enjoy the champagne which flows from the numerous drinks stands around the course. Ben Church, CNN, "Royal Ascot 2019: Queen Elizabeth II leads royal procession, Prince Harry, Meghan absent," 18 June 2019 But maybe MassCEC should keep the champagne on ice. Jon Chesto,, "State agency loses $20m case over New Bedford terminal," 18 June 2019 Beneath, staffers mixed up Old Fashioneds or popped more champagne at passenger request. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "Switzerland's Most Beautiful Train Line, the Glacier Express, Has a New Luxury Car," 29 May 2019 Ready to pop some champagne over your new sectional? Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Restoration Hardware's New California Compound Is A Wine Lover's Dream," 2 Jan. 2019 The foursome enjoyed a champagne cruise on the Seine, as well as a double-date night on the town. Vogue, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Are Gallivanting Around France Ahead of Their Star-Studded Wedding," 27 June 2019 The restaurant itself has three floors, the middle of which has a champagne bar to soothe any eating-underwater anxieties. Htv National Desk, Houston Chronicle, "Norway's underwater restaurant is finally open," 19 June 2019 The annual match and summertime fête overlooking the New York City skyline has become a stomping grounds for A-listers (Michael B. Jordan and Jennifer Lawrence were among attendees this year), champagne enthusiasts, and influencers. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Nacho Figueras Wants Us to Know the Real Prince Harry," 17 June 2019

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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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