Definition of mousseux in English:


Pronunciation /mo͞oˈsə/ /muˈsə/


  • (of wine) sparkling.

    ‘vin mousseux’
    • ‘Landron's Muscadets (bottled under the Domaine de la Louvetrie label) are stellar, and I did not know that we would be getting in a bit of Jo's vin mousseux as well.’
    • ‘Villages where grapes for AOC Anjou mousseux are grown are marked.’
    effervescent, fizzy, carbonated, aerated, gassy, bubbly, bubbling, fizzing, foaming, frothy


  • Sparkling wine.

    ‘Saumur's most important wine (and France's most important mousseux) is Saumur Mousseux, a well-priced sparkling wine made from Chenin Blanc grapes with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.’
    • ‘Yet just the other day I was charged a stunning 23 quid for a dreadful bottle of mousseux.’
    • ‘We also received a complimentary bottle of mousseux that was very good.’
    champagne, sparkling wine


From French, from mousse ‘froth’.