Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: burgundy
IPA transcription: [b'ɝɡəndi]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: burgundy
    Meaning: a dark purplish-red to blackish-red color
  • Synonyms: Burgundy, Burgundy_wine
    Meaning: red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere)
  • Synonyms: Bourgogne, Burgundy
    Meaning: a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines
Usage examples
  • He dined, drank the best part of a bottle of Burgundy, and then ordered a cup of strong tea to be taken to his dressing-room.
  • He had drawn his chair close to the fire, and on a table near his elbow were arranged the open despatch-box, a tall crystal jug of Burgundy, with a goblet-shaped glass, on a salver, and a case of cigars.
  • Thus the Vandals ruled Africa; the Alans and Visigoths, Spain; while the Franks and Burgundians not only took Gaul, but each gave their name to the part they occupied; hence one is called France, the other Burgundy.
  • It is, however, pleasant to think that she was happy in the love of her husband, the baron of the forests of the Duke of Burgundy, a plain Dutch gentleman, Francis von Borselen, the lad who, years before, had furnished the gray gabardine that had shielded Count William's daughter from her father's lions.
  • Harassed by rebellion at home, and persecuted by her relentless and perfidious uncles, Count John of Bavaria, rightly called "the Pitiless," and Duke Philip of Burgundy, falsely called "the Good," she, who had once been Crown Princess of France and Lady of Holland, died at the early age of thirty-six, stripped of all her titles and estates.
  • One had a bottle of white Burgundy, evidently filched from the cellars of the Palace. They looked at us with astonishment as we marched past, through room after room, until at last we came out into a series of great state-salons, fronting their long and dirty windows on the Square. The walls were covered with huge canvases in massive gilt frames--historical battle-scenes....