cap·​puc·​ci·​no | \ ˌka-pə-ˈchē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce cappuccino (audio) , ˌkä-pü- \

Definition of cappuccino

: espresso coffee topped with frothed hot milk or cream and often flavored with cinnamon

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We stopped for dessert and cappuccinos.
Recent Examples on the Web But in the middle of a trip, Harrell’s triple-shot of cappuccino off the bench can make a big difference. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, "LeBron James doesn’t know easy: Five takeaways from Lakers’ win over Grizzlies," 4 Jan. 2021 The coffee caramel, which looks like a cappuccino cup for dolls, has a perfectly bitter edge thanks to Taiwanese coffee and sugar that’s just on this side of burnt. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, "The Best Chocolates To Buy Online Right Now," 2 Feb. 2021 There’s also a variety of coffee drinks, such as espresso, cappuccino and iced caramelatto. Matt Wake |, al, "Big Bad Breakfast restaurant coming to Huntsville," 21 Jan. 2021 Highlights include a mushroom cappuccino amuse, winter truffle bucatini, pan-roasted rack of lamb and butterscotch pot de crème. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to order takeout and delivery holiday dinners," 16 Dec. 2020 This model has a 15-bar system that produces delicious espresso, plus a milk frother for making cappuccino and latte from the comfort of home. Jennifer Manfrin,, "Best deals for post-Black Friday shopping," 28 Nov. 2020 Similar to a latte, a cappuccino is a creamy drink characterized by a thick foam layer. Southern Living, "17 Popular Types of Coffee Explained," 25 Sep. 2020 These durable, porcelain cups can hold 4 ounces of liquid with a little bit of room at the top, perfect for a cappuccino. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Gear to make every day feel like National Coffee Day," 29 Sep. 2020 Our orange sweater cappuccino is the perfect drink to warm up during this fall weather! Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "Where to grab an espresso in McKinney on National Coffee Day," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of cappuccino

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cappuccino

Italian, literally, Capuchin; from the likeness of its color to that of a Capuchin's habit

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The first known use of cappuccino was in 1893

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23 Feb 2021

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“Cappuccino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cappuccino

: a drink of strong coffee (called espresso) that has a bubbly layer of hot milk on top

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