• (RP, GA) enPR: shăm-pān', IPA: /ʃæmˈpeɪn/


  1. (countable, uncountable) A sparkling#Adjective|sparkling white wine made from a blend#Noun|blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and pinot, produced in Champagne, France, by the méthode champenoise.
    • 1822, [Walter Scott], chapter VIII, in Peveril of the Peak. [...] In Four Volumes, volume IV, Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., OCLC 2392685 ↗, page 197 ↗:
      "[…] That stuff on the table may be a vehicle for filberts and walnuts, but not for such communications as yours. —Bring me champaigne," he said to the attendant who answered on his summons. The domestic returned, and brought a flask of champaigne, with two large silver cups.
  2. (countable, uncountable, informal) Any sparkling wine made by the méthode champenoise.
  3. (countable, uncountable, informal) Any sparkling white wine.
  4. (countable) A glass#Noun|glass of champagne.
  5. (countable) A very pale#Adjective|pale brownish-gold colour#Noun|colour, similar to that of champagne.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: Sekt
  • Russian: игри́стое вино́

champagne (not comparable)

  1. Of a very pale#Adjective|pale brownish-gold colour#Noun|colour, similar to that of champagne.

champagne (champagnes, present participle champagning; past and past participle champagned)

  1. (transitive) To ply#Verb|ply or treat#Verb|treat with champagne.
  2. (intransitive) To drink#Verb|drink champagne.

Proper noun
  1. A region/and/former province in France.
  2. Surname
Related terms Noun

champagne (plural champagnes)

  1. Alternative form of champagne (French sparkling white wine from Champagne made with the méthode champenoise)

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