Definition of champagne
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
Recent Examples of champagne from the Web
Menashe lights up beef heart tartare with champagne vinegar and boosts grilled orata with an anchovy-and-lemon paste.
Add simple syrup; whir briefly to combine. Pour peach puree mixture into a champagne or Collins glass.
VIPS guests were picked up outside Chaumet's Place Vendome headquarters by a vintage 1936 bus and jerkily driven to a secret location, slurping champagne.
The launching ceremony was much like those held in the United States and involved raising the Chinese flag, a ribbon cutting, and the smashing of a champagne bottle against the ship's bow.
Once there, he was zipped through a VIP security line and immediately taken to a private lounge to wait for his flight with a glass of champagne in hand.
At first, the United crew was thankful to the couple, inviting them to the cockpit for champagne.
My perfect day would end: Drinking ice-cold champagne on a terrace in the South of France.
Positano’s household name, Le Sirenuse, has arrived Stateside, with a restaurant and champagne bar situated in the historic Miami landmark the Surf Club.
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Origin and Etymology of champagne
French, from Champagne, France
First Known Use: 1664See Words from the same year
Definition of Champagne
historic region and former province of northeastern France west of Lorraine and north of Burgundy; capital Troyes
CHAMPAGNE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of champagne for English Language Learners
: a French white wine that has many bubbles and that people often drink on special occasions
Definition of Champagne for English Language Learners
: region of France
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