cappuccino

noun cap·puc·ci·no \ ˌka-pə-ˈchē-(ˌ)nō , ˌkä-pü- \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of cappuccino

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

Examples of cappuccino in a Sentence

  1. We stopped for dessert and cappuccinos.

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Origin and Etymology of cappuccino

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


CAPPUCCINO Defined for English Language Learners

cappuccino

noun

Definition of cappuccino for English Language Learners

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



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