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vin d'honneur

Line breaks: vin d'hon|neur
Pronunciation: /vã dɒˈnəː
 
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Definition of vin d'honneur in English:

noun (plural vins d'honneur)

[mass noun]
Wine formally offered in honour of a special guest.
Example sentences
  • We laid wreaths, made speeches, and drank vin d'honneur, a celebratory glass of Lindauer provided by courtesy of our Embassy in Paris
  • After an exhaustive day of tastings, lunch with wine, more tastings, and then staggering back for (naturally) pre-concert vins d'honneur, those sofas were a terrible temptation.
  • I thanked the mayor for the reception, then everyone drank a toast of le vin d'honneur.

Origin

French, literally 'wine of honour'.

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