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 Snag one of the outdoor tables, and order these things, as well as a big, sweet cappuccino, O.K.? Max Falkowitz, New York Times, "Biking the Length of Manhattan, With Stops Along the Way," 7 Aug. 2019 Those who wish to cry into their cappuccino now may be excused. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, "In San Francisco’s North Beach, pasta, poetry and a big helping of uncertainty," 14 Sep. 2019 Now, experts say, society is back to square one, scrambling to convince young people — again — of the harmful and addictive effects of nicotine, this time in e-cigarettes that smell like creme brulee, cappuccino or cotton candy. Jill Tucker,, "Bay Area parents, teachers mobilize against teen vaping: ‘We have quite a fight ahead of us’," 7 Sep. 2019 This first version will exclusively offer espresso drinks— espresso, Americano, cappuccino, and latte—with a choice of either Stumptown or Regalia beans and either dairy or oat milk. Kate Dwyer, Fortune, "Robot Baristas Serve Cappuccinos With Convenience," 30 Aug. 2019 By day, the East Cambridge cafe is a neighborhood gathering spot for Belgium Liege waffles and cappuccinos or cortados brewed with Counter Culture beans. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "Swapping daytime coffee with nighttime wine," 16 July 2019 None of the drinks cost more than $4, even those as complex as a cold-foam-oat-milk cappuccino. Kate Dwyer, Fortune, "Robot Baristas Serve Cappuccinos With Convenience," 30 Aug. 2019 The shaded garden, with its ancient marble statues and climbing vines, is an ideal spot for a morning cappuccino. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Locals' Guide to Venice," 4 Sep. 2019 Some of my friends recall their first dates—even 10 or 12 years ago—over a cappuccino or the signature Oreo shake, the Crunchy Frappe, at CCD outlets. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "VG Siddhartha gave India’s youth an affordable dating spot—and a clean place to pee on the highway," 30 July 2019

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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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