cham·​pagne sham-ˈpān How to pronounce champagne (audio)
variants or less commonly Champagne
: a white sparkling wine made in the old province of Champagne, France
also : a similar wine made elsewhere
: a pale orange yellow to light grayish-yellowish brown

Examples of champagne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crew members from every part of the global South, as well as a few Balkans, are shepherding us along while pressing flutes of champagne into our hands. Gary Shteyngart, The Atlantic, 4 Apr. 2024 Switch off your smartphones, don your finest attire, grab a coupe glass of champagne and step into a bygone era. Jennifer Leigh Parker, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 Reservations cost $15 per person, which entitles each guest to a mimosa or a glass of champagne. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2024 At the end of the film, the winning soccer team popped several bottles of champagne. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 25 Mar. 2024 This particular Day-Date features a 36 mm case in 18-carat yellow gold, a chic champagne dial with baton markers, an elegant fluted bezel, and the iconic President bracelet. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 16 Mar. 2024 The event catered to guests with accouterments like a hedged wall where guests could ring a bell and a hand would emerge with a glass of champagne. Andrew Zucker, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2024 Wait a minute, IS there a red carpet this year? After swapping out the red carpet last year for one that was more of a champagne or beige color, the Academy has reverted to the classic red carpet. Chris Morris, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2024 The first in rose gold features a dial combining carbon gray and light champagne. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History


French, from Champagne, France

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of champagne was in 1664

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Cite this Entry

“Champagne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


cham·​pagne sham-ˈpān How to pronounce champagne (audio)
: a white sparkling wine

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Cham·​pagne sham-ˈpān How to pronounce Champagne (audio)
historic region and former province of northeastern France west of Lorraine and north of Burgundy; capital Troyes

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