Americano

noun

Amer·​i·​ca·​no ə-ˌmer-ə-ˈkä-nō How to pronounce Americano (audio)
-ˌme-rə-
plural Americanos
1
: coffee consisting of espresso diluted with hot water : café americano
Kudos went to an Americano with the ideal ratio of water to espresso.Andrea K. Scott
2
or less commonly Americano cocktail : a cocktail made from sweet vermouth, bitters, and soda water

Examples of Americano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clio Coffee's all-in-one pressure brewer which brews coffee, teas, and Americano is offering a 50% discount from 11/24-11/27 to new orders that include a machine or machine and coffee pods. Donna Kim, Bon Appétit, 27 Nov. 2023 Having a machine that can dispense a perfect Americano with just one touch is kind of a game changer. Jaina Grey, WIRED, 25 Nov. 2023 There's just something about pressing one button for the perfect Americano that just really cast its spell on her. Nena Farrell, WIRED, 20 Nov. 2023 Change the bitter: Try a different red bitter (soft, orangey Aperol, or spicy Bruto Americano), or steer wider and replace it with another kind of bitter — as in the Cyn-Cyn, which uses earthy Cynar. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023 Philips 3200 Series Automatic Espresso Machine Skip the espresso maker learning curve with this fully automatic espresso machine, which has a sleek interface with buttons for five different bevs including espresso, Americano, cappuccino, latte macchiato, and regular coffee. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 12 July 2023 Our testers found the machine's coffee to taste like an Americano, with a flavor that is both rich and bold. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 13 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Americano was in 1928

Dictionary Entries Near Americano

Cite this Entry

“Americano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Americano. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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