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adjective French. (of wine)
  1. slightly sparkling.
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Examples from the Web for petillant

Historical Examples

  • 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


  1. (of wine) slightly effervescent
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Word Origin

French, from pétiller to effervesce
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