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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And Tadpole the clown poured the champagne for the first toast. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Couple says ‘I moo’ at joyful, rustic wedding in the midst of the OC Fair," 10 Aug. 2019 After about 2 1/2 hours, Darcy and Andy capped their night with some complimentary champagne and whoopee pies from Lincoln. Rich Juzwiak, Washington Post, "Date Lab: We matched them because exercise is a must," 1 Aug. 2019 Or, plan your entire day around this luxurious, 10,000-square-foot spa with its Day of Decadence package ($470), which includes a body scrub, full-body Swedish massage, facial, pedicure, shampoo and style, champagne and a charcuterie board. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "Serious self-care: A guide to Colorado’s must-visit spas," 30 July 2019 Editor’s Suite Choice: Book one of the Grand Suites for euphoric grandeur, private bathrooms, and free-flowing champagne. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Nice and Slow: 3 Luxurious Train Journeys Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime," 29 July 2019 Finish the evening with a glass of champagne on its rooftop bar, overlooking the CN Tower. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Places to Visit in September," 25 July 2019 But Thomas’s Colombian teammate Egan Bernal or dark horses Steven Kruijswijk from the Netherlands and German rider Emanuel Buchmann could put French champagne back on ice. John Leicester,, "Championship is still up for grabs heading into toughest final stages," 22 July 2019 Aware that both men are observant Muslims and do not drink alcohol, the squad celebrated without champagne before allowing the pair to walk away before the traditional uncorking ceremonial splash down. James Masters, CNN, "How 'luck of the Irish' and 'Allah' inspired England's World Cup win," 15 July 2019 As Simon Pagenaud sprayed champagne after conquering the streets of Toronto, Will Power leaned up against the pit wall with no trace of a smile hinting at his signature oddball sense of humor. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar: Penske star Will Power beats himself up after 'really bad mistakes' in Toronto," 14 July 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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