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 of cappuccino from the Web
Espresso drinks include macchiatos, cappuccinos and lattes.
Afterward, around the corner at the NoMad Hotel, Dunne ordered another cappuccino and sat in a rocking chair.
Of course the word cappuccino, in Italian, has a similar provenance.
John Reed, who lives in California, has created such oddities as an automatic cat-petting machine, a sewing-machine doorbell, and a dentist’s chair-cappuccino maker.
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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
First Known Use: 1893See Words from the same year
CAPPUCCINO Defined for English Language Learners
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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