cap·​puc·​ci·​no | \ˌka-pə-ˈchē-(ˌ)nō, 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.

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On this day, Billy Allen took in the sun while sipping a cappuccino. New York Times, "Meet Me at the Commons," 9 May 2018 Their beaming faces were on buses and bunting and stretched across T-shirts and printed in cappuccino foam. Caity Weaver, New York Times, "I Also Went to the Royal Wedding," 24 May 2018 Even free haircuts are being given away on plastic chairs under a tent and a local cafe brought in an espresso and cappuccino machine to make fresh coffee. Thomas Maresca, USA TODAY, "Thai navy SEAL commander: 'Limited amount of time' left to rescue trapped soccer team," 6 July 2018 At the cafe tables, guests tap on laptops next to empty cappuccino cups. Maggie Hoffman,, "Finding love at Orson’s Belly in the Richmond," 12 July 2018 While the property is historic, the amenities are completely modern and include flat screen HD TVs, wood stoves, soaking tubs, an outdoor shower and a cappuccino machine. Lyndsey Matthews, Country Living, "This Converted Church is The Airbnb of Our Dreams," 28 Apr. 2017 Visitors to the studio, which looks like an old-fashioned telephone booth, can dial up stories recorded by locals. Sustain your tour with a cappuccino ($3.50) from Prevail Union Craft Coffee. New York Times, "36 Hours in Montgomery, Ala.," 3 May 2018 During the farm store’s six-month season, guests stand in long lines for such flavors as red raspberry chocolate chip, cookie dough, vanilla M&M and cappuccino with espresso beans. Leeanne Griffin,, "25-Plus Popular Ice Cream Spots In Connecticut," 21 May 2018 At the stone-floored restaurant, the Old Kiln Café, locals can be found amid tourists, socializing over fish pies, plates of smoked salmon or scones and cappuccinos. Liza Weisstuch, New York Times, "The Whisky Chronicles," 23 Apr. 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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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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