pro·​sec·​co prō-ˈse-kō How to pronounce prosecco (audio)
plural proseccos
: a dry Italian sparkling wine

Examples of prosecco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Issa Rae has to plug her prosecco, but Nathan Lane can bring out the Sewer Boys. Vulture, 20 Oct. 2023 That’s three parts prosecco, two parts aperitif (like your Select or Aperol), and one part soda water. Chadner Navarro, Vogue, 6 Sep. 2023 During the meal, guests passed round bottles of Della Vite prosecco, for which Buchanan Studio developed the brand identity. Lauren Joseph, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2023 Blood Orange Spritz, Dante Courtesy of Dante For this unique twist on the spritz, three parts of prosecco are mixed with Select Aperitivo that has been pre-blended with a light-bodied rhubarb amaro and blood-orange gin to deepen those citrusy notes. Chadner Navarro, Vogue, 6 Sep. 2023 Cava and prosecco are wonderful sparkling wines and are generally less expensive. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 22 Aug. 2023 Made up of two parts Aperol — a bitter whose core ingredients are gentian, rhubarb and cinchona — three parts prosecco and a dash of sparkling water, poured over a glass of ice and topped with an orange slice, the drink is viewed by devotees as the ideal antidote to sweltering weather. Kostiantyn Khudov, Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2023 Remove the lid and add 6 ounces of Aperol, 2 ounces of sparkling wine (prosecco, cava, Champagne, or pét-nat; take your pick), 2 ounces club soda, the juice from half to one orange, and 2 cups of ice. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Aug. 2023 The collection includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Pinot Noir and a Sauvignon Blanc, each retailing for $20. 30 Giuliana Rancic The TV host and restaurant owner is going back to her roots with her new prosecco, Giuliana Prosecco, made in collaboration with Terlato Wines in her native Italy. People Staff, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


Italian, a grape variety, probably from Prosecco (Prosek), town near Trieste

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prosecco was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Prosecco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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