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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Trainees learn to make cappuccino and take payments, of course. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "New York City Cafe Serves Up a Career Lifeline," 28 Aug. 2018 Owned by local roaster Batdorf & Bronson, the joint offers all the usual suspects—macchiatos, cappuccinos, lattes, pour overs, cold brew—plus out-of-the-box seasonal creations like, recently, a turmeric-ginger cappuccino. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Coffee Shops in Atlanta," 22 Aug. 2018 And while flavors like strawberry, cappuccino, and watermelon are no longer available, other popular flavors, like mint, still are. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Here’s Everything You Need To Know About the Juul Flavor Ban," 15 Nov. 2018 Locals and visitors come here throughout the day for breakfast (cappuccino and cornetto is typical in these parts), gelato, and aperitivo in the evening. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 Who doesn't love a versatile piece that comes in at less than your coconut milk cappuccino? Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "KP Approved: This $5 White Tank Top Is Taking Over," 9 Oct. 2018 The same thing happens with cappuccino foam, tea scum, and a powder floating on the surface, like cinnamon, under the right circumstances. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Swirling your wine is not pretentious; it’s just good physics," 25 Aug. 2018 Drinking an espresso or cappuccino after a meal is more than a relaxing habit. Amanda Greene Kelly, Woman's Day, "7 Surprising Health Facts About Coffee," 7 Nov. 2011 On this day, Billy Allen took in the sun while sipping a cappuccino. New York Times, "Meet Me at the Commons," 9 May 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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