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

Enjoy a cappuccino or a glass of red wine at a café with a view out to a bustling street. Gena Kaufman, Glamour, "21 Rainy-Day Date Ideas That Aren't Another Movie," 30 Mar. 2019 Don't panic, the fan-favorite coffee chain isn't in danger of closing down, nor have any fingers been found in a customer's venti cappuccino. Lindsey Desimone, ELLE Decor, "A Former Starbucks CEO Puts His Gorgeous Seattle Home On The Market," 26 Aug. 2015 Try the filter, piccolo latte, or cappuccino; non-coffee-drinkers, the hot chocolate or chai latte. Lindsey Tramuta, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Cafés and Coffee Shops in Paris," 3 Mar. 2018 Start your morning there with a cappuccino, in full view of the rose bushes, then return after a spell on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore for a late lunch (and maybe a catnap in the sun). Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "Inside the Most Romantic Hotel in Paris," 6 Feb. 2018 Serving Stumptown coffee and an array of golden croissants (plus many-flavored macarons, fluffy morning buns, and more), Mix is a downtown staple for a pre-river rafting cappuccino or a post-theatre ice cream cone. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Why This Oregon Town Could Be the Next Napa," 8 Aug. 2018 In the past year, several major hotels have begun offering cappuccinos infused with gold. Michael Amon, WSJ, "Are Those Gold Teeth or Did You Just Eat in the Gaudiest Place on Earth?," 8 Jan. 2019 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

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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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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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