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

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The highest, priced at 160 euros, promises access to a private lounge, an unlimited buffet, and a couple glasses of champagne. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Versailles Is Putting on a Rave in the Hall of Mirrors," 29 Mar. 2019 Ruslan and all his team do the same after two glasses of champagne. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Wore a Cool Bucket Hat, Now We Want a Cool Bucket Hat," 19 Mar. 2019 The lightest—white wine or champagne vinegar—pair well with delicate flavors such as cucumber, celery or flowers. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Why You’ll Find Vinegar in Your Cocktails This Spring," 14 Apr. 2018 Add champagne vinegar and remove from heat, scraping up browned bits. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Crunchy Bulgur Lettuce Cups," 13 June 2016 Anu is understandably confused as Raj runs to the bathroom, shuts the door, and pops open a bottle of champagne. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "The Big Bang Theory," 8 Nov. 2018 For a truly magical journey, book the circa-1930s Gourmino dining car from Chur to St. Moritz, where champagne, three-course menus, and fabulous views are served. Heidi Mitchell, Town & Country, "Skiing St. Moritz in Style," 1 Nov. 2018 Kefir has the consistency of a smoothie or milkshake and Smolyansky describes its flavor as having a tart and tangy effervescence (a.k.a. the champagne of dairy)., "Kefir Is The Secret Ingredient Your Grocery List Needs," 1 June 2018 Guests are handed aprons and a glass of champagne, then given free rein to squeeze through the aisles to taste each master chef's unique creation, literally right off the stove. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "What to Do in St. Moritz During January," 7 Jan. 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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