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 Some, like Peacock and Paramount+, cost about the same as a fancy cappuccino in Los Angeles. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 There’s subtle black filter coffee, showy foam-art cappuccino and an espresso more bitter than your ex. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Mar. 2022 Inside, there was another long line, for cappuccino art in the shape (a term to be used quite loosely) of a Doodle. Rob Copeland, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 In Fort Lauderdale, a venti cappuccino cost $4.95 Wednesday before tax but the same drink was $5.45 in New York City. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2022 The Heiva lounge is located in the lobby and is the ideal place for a glass of wine in the evening or a cappuccino in the morning. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 The perfect location for a true Parisian croque madame and cappuccino in a bowl! Elise Taylor, Vogue, 25 Feb. 2022 In the chocolate department, look for bonbons with flavors like amarula, bacon cayenne and cappuccino as well as a variety of truffles. Helena Oliviero, ajc, 10 Feb. 2022 Buy any size Americano, latte or cappuccino, and get a second free online or with the chain's app. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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“Cappuccino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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