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champagne

noun [U] uk   /ʃæmˈpeɪn/ ( UK old-fashioned informal champers) us  
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.
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in Korean 샴페인…
in Arabic شَمْبانيا…
in French champagne…
in Turkish şampanya…
in Italian champagne…
in Chinese (Traditional) 香檳酒…
in Russian шампанское…
in Polish szampan…
in Spanish champán, champaña…
in Portuguese champanhe…
in German der Sekt…
in Catalan xampany…
in Japanese シャンパン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 香槟酒…
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