\ ˈdü How to pronounce doux (audio) \

Definition of doux

of champagne
: very sweet

First Known Use of doux

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doux

French, literally, sweet, from Old French douz — more at douce

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“Doux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doux. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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