cham·​pagne | \ sham-ˈpān How to pronounce champagne (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Champagne

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

Examples of champagne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the evening, guests drank Chosen Family Wines, Lobos 1707 tequila, Off Hours Bourbon and Moët champagne. Sabrina Weiss,, 1 July 2022 Foreign tourists are flocking to places like the French Riviera, where supply-chain issues are making everything more expensive – including champagne, one restauranteur said. Laurie Kellman, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 July 2022 Choose from three gorgeous shades: Copacabana Bronze, a warm-bronze; Rio Sunset, a champagne; and Carnaval Queen, a blush pink. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 June 2022 Within hours, the gates of the most notorious symbol of the Cold War opened for good, as champagne flowed and jubilant Germans with pickaxes began to lop off large chunks of the wall. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 27 June 2022 There were marble columns, floors of intricate Moorish tilework, and glass display cases stocked with jeroboams of fancy champagne. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 27 June 2022 Unfazed, Gloria and Emilio stayed up late drinking champagne with friends at a nearby airport hotel. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 16 June 2022 Regina Gaines owns the wine shop, which also features champagne and a monthly wine club, according to its website. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 June 2022 This blow-up serving platter has multiple drink holders, an ice bucket for a bottle of champagne or rosé, and even snack compartments for other refreshments. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 1 June 2022 See More

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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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“Champagne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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Champagne geographical name

Cham·​pagne | \ sham-ˈpān How to pronounce Champagne (audio) \

Definition of Champagne

historic region and former province of northeastern France west of Lorraine and north of Burgundy; capital Troyes

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