Meaning of “champagne” in the English Dictionary

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"champagne" in British English

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champagnenoun [ U ]

uk /ʃæmˈpeɪn/ us /ʃæmˈpeɪn/ UK old-fashioned informal champers

A2 an expensive white or pink fizzy (= with bubbles) wine made in the Champagne area of Eastern France, or, more generally, any similar wine. Champagne is often drunk to celebrate something:

We always celebrate our wedding anniversary with a bottle of champagne.
The champagne corks were popping (= bottles of champagne were opened) when Guy got his new job.

More examples

  • We feasted on smoked salmon and champagne.
  • I could hear the champagne fizz as he poured it into my glass.
  • The champagne had caused his face to flush.
  • You can take it as a given that there will be champagne at the wedding.
  • Shall we go halves on a bottle of champagne?

(Definition of “champagne” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"champagne" in American English

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champagnenoun [ U ]

us /ʃæmˈpeɪn/

a pale yellow or pink, bubbly wine made in France, or a similar wine from somewhere else:

The newlyweds were toasted with champagne.

(Definition of “champagne” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)