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 Dine-in with four courses ($80, serves two) plus a bottle of prosecco or two specialty cocktails. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Celebrate Valentine's Day with dinner, brunch and takeout at these Twin Cities restaurants," 29 Jan. 2021 Carducci likes the Venetian spritz for its easy-to-remember 3-2-1 ratio: 3 parts prosecco, 2 parts Aperitivo Select or Amaro Montenegro, and 1 part soda water or seltzer. Casey Barber, CNN, "This New Year's Eve, enjoy a simple celebration at home," 30 Dec. 2020 Guests were sent celebration boxes filled with a half bottle of prosecco, miniature champagne flutes, wedding cookies, a personalized bottle of hand sanitizer and accessories for photo-booth-style selfies at home. New York Times, "The Road to This Wedding Was Paved With Theft, Lies, Tears, Other Marriages — and Forgiveness," 6 Dec. 2020 Similarly, if the idea of popping yet another bottle of prosecco is more than your belly can handle on New Year's Day, go easy on yourself with another beer cocktail that's as easy-drinking as a mimosa. Casey Barber, CNN, "Make a lazy New Year's Day feast with these snacks and drinks," 31 Dec. 2020 The company is from Sicily, but the wine hails from the Treviso area in northern Italy, the land of prosecco. Washington Post, "The top 12 wine bargains of 2020 include an outstanding boxed malbec for the equivalent of $5 a bottle," 23 Dec. 2020 Combine in a rocks glass over ice and top with prosecco. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, "Law Roach, Yvonne Orji, and Jay Ellis Share Their Favorite Holiday Cocktail Recipes," 18 Dec. 2020 The Kimpton Schofield, decked out for the season, is offering a winter romance package, with two pairs of fuzzy socks, late checkout, a bottle of prosecco and local chocolates, starting at $135. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Downtown Cleveland hotels try to keep up the holiday spirit, despite dramatic occupancy decline," 18 Dec. 2020 Think about prosecco or cava as your sparkling wine — cheaper than champagne, but just as effervescent and cheery. Katie Workman, Washington Post, "Christmas dinner can be festive — and thrifty — with this $60 feast for 4," 14 Dec. 2020

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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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15 Feb 2021

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“Prosecco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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