cham·​pagne | \ sham-ˈpān \

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 \

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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But keep the good champagne on ice, because the truly remarkable breakthroughs in spaceflight are right around the corner. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Virgin Galactic Hype Totally Misses the Point," 13 Dec. 2018 And while the champagne was flowing well into the night, the evening also paid homage to tennis legends Rod Laver, Björn Borg, and John McEnroe for their invaluable contributions to the sport. Vogue, "Champagne and Tennis: The Laver Cup Opening Night Gala," 21 Sep. 2018 That the commissioner is in the building, champagne is on ice and plastic sheeting is ready to be hung. Ann Killion,, "Warriors-Cavs Game 4: The trophy and champagne are in the building," 8 June 2018 The champagne flowed as Idris Elba took to the DJ decks. Moet Moment, A-LIST, "Social Light: Moët Summer House Opening Party," 8 June 2018 The eggs are ready to be cracked, the champagne is chilling and the reservations are mostly booked. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Forgot to reserve a table for Mother's Day brunch? These eateries still have openings," 10 May 2018 The party was catered by NOLA Restaurant and Sucre, with champagne flowing and caviar and other delicacies served. Sue Strachan,, "Hooray for Country Day's Hollywood," 22 Apr. 2018 Step 3: Pour the glitter over the champagne bottle, making sure to cover it entirely. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "You Need To Ring In The New Year With A DIY Glitter Champagne Bottle," 28 Dec. 2018 Options include fitness-y experiences like whitewater rafting, hiking, and skydiving, travel-y experiences like whale watching, hot air balloon rides, and ziplining, foodie experiences like champagne brunch cruises and winery tours, and so. Annie Daly, SELF, "7 Wellness Experiences That Are Excellent Last-Minute Gift Ideas," 21 Dec. 2018

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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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: a French white wine that has many bubbles and that people often drink on special occasions

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