pro·​sec·​co | \ prō-ˈse-kō How to pronounce prosecco (audio) \
plural proseccos

Definition of prosecco

: a dry Italian sparkling wine

Examples of prosecco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether a prosecco, a cava, a New World sparkler or a true champagne is up to you, your taste and your budget. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "5 things you should know about Thanksgiving wine, plus 5 bottles to pour," 15 Nov. 2019 With so many different options from Champagne to cava to prosecco, picking a good option doesn't have to come down to expecting the most expensive bottle to be the best. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "From Champagne to prosecco: How to choose the perfect bottle of bubbles for New Year's Eve," 27 Dec. 2019 While its predictions for seltzer are rosy, wine (save for a few categories, including rosé and prosecco) isn’t looking so good. Emily Heil, Washington Post, "Move over, White Claw? Here’s what we’ll be drinking in 2020.," 21 Dec. 2019 Whisk in zest, Aperol, prosecco, orange juice, corn syrup and salt to blend well. 5. Stacey Ballis,, "When cocktails inspire dessert — Aperol spritz bars, anyone?," 4 Oct. 2019 While summery aperitif is naturally popular every time the temperatures spike for its bubbly-bitter-refreshing mix of tastebud-awakening Aperol, prosecco, and club soda, but this year in particular has been a rollercoaster. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The History of the Aperol Spritz," 24 Aug. 2019 Traveling on to our third and final stop, our own stomachs were rumbling and thoughts of cooking and drinking prosecco danced around my mind. NBC News, "A new tradition completely changed what Thanksgiving means to my family," 28 Nov. 2019 In less than a decade, this sparkling orange drink, made with a slug of liqueur, topped up with prosecco and soda, has shot from relative obscurity to near-ubiquity. Natasha Frost, Quartzy, "As Aperol spritz fatigue sets in, the fight to sell the next big drink is already underway," 30 Oct. 2019 So, for example, the Italian clothing and leather goods store, Mucci di Firenze, served samples of the Italian sparking wine Tavernello prosecco. Kimberly Fornek,, "Hinsdale Wine Walk gets high marks from merchants and visitors," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of prosecco

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosecco

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

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The first known use of prosecco was in 1881

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18 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Prosecco.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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