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

Examples of cappuccino in a Sentence

We stopped for dessert and cappuccinos.
Recent Examples on the Web 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 The names of other coffee drinks all sound familiar, but who actually knows the difference between a latte and a cappuccino? Southern Living, "17 Popular Types of Coffee Explained," 25 Sep. 2020 And with the ability to brew a cup of coffee, latte or cappuccino, the caffeinated opportunities are endless. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Thursday," 24 Sep. 2020 Researchers think this may partly explain why some people can down a cappuccino after dinner and sleep fine, whereas others have to stop drinking joe after 4 p.m. Sara Chodosh, Popular Science, "Another giant study confirms that your coffee habit is probably good for you," 3 July 2018

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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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31 Dec 2020

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“Cappuccino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 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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