adjective French. (of wine)

slightly sparkling.

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Examples from the Web for petillant

Historical Examples of petillant

  • In 1734 he speaks of his mousseux sablant, and forwards to the Marquis de Polignac both mousseux and petillant.

    A History of Champagne

    Henry Vizetelly

British Dictionary definitions for petillant



(of wine) slightly effervescent

Word Origin for pétillant

French, from pétiller to effervesce
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