noun \e-ˈspre-(ˌ)sō\

: strong coffee that is made by forcing steam through finely ground roasted coffee beans

plural espres·sos

Full Definition of ESPRESSO

:  coffee brewed by forcing steam or hot water through finely ground darkly roasted coffee beans
:  a cup of espresso

Variants of ESPRESSO

espres·so also ex·pres·so \ik-ˈspre-(ˌ)sō\

Origin of ESPRESSO

Italian (caffè) espresso, probably literally, coffee made on the spot at the customer's request
First Known Use: 1945


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