One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A white sparkling wine associated with celebration and regarded as a symbol of luxury, typically that made in the Champagne region of France.
champers, bubblyView synonyms
- ‘But the great outdoors here mean more than quaffing champagne in the spa pool.’
- ‘I slowly poured the champagne into the flute glasses and enjoyed watching the carbonation.’
- ‘I grabbed a flute of champagne from a passing waiter and downed it.’
- ‘We were out in the garden at midnight sipping champagne and watching the fireworks!’
- ‘The champagne was finally uncorked in August 1981 when a management buy-out saved all the jobs.’
- ‘I was particularly taken with Honeymoon, a champagne cocktail with, um, honey in it.’
- ‘After we sat down, the waiter brought us two bottles of cheap champagne.’
- ‘I hear of pink champagne flowing, 700 guests.’
- ‘The prize includes a champagne reception, four-course meal with wine and an after-dinner cocktail.’
- ‘They drank French champagne out of crystal flutes and toasted to a long and prosperous future.’
- ‘He shares his cheese platter with me and orders expensive champagne.’
- ‘But don't pop open the champagne bottles just yet.’
- ‘Virtually all vintage champagne is a blend, so the variations are endless.’
- ‘Vintage champagne is a wine made from grapes grown in a single year.’
- ‘Ella replied smoothly, taking a glass of what seemed to be champagne from a passing waiter.’
- ‘And they served the pink champagne, and Dali talked all the time.’
- ‘After our 112-106 win, the champagne flowed in the locker room.’
- ‘Will the stars have to go without hair dryers and champagne on ice?’
- ‘Some teams that are in cap trouble will be breaking open champagne bottles if their players are selected.’
- ‘Daniel offered me a drink of complimentary champagne, but I shook my head vehemently.’
- 1.1 A pale cream or straw color.
- ‘Her pale, champagne blonde hair was loose to her elbows in a silky sheet of soft tresses.’
- ‘The paint is now peeling and showing spots of black under the Champagne, so I'm trying to decide on colors also.’
- ‘I think i'm buying a champagne coloured wedding dress but not sure what colour of bridesmaid dress to go for.’
- ‘As well as the champagne colour, you can also get this in white, with prices from free and up’
A former province in northeastern France that now corresponds to the Champagne-Ardenne administrative region. It is noted for the white sparkling wine first produced there in about 1700.
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