cap·​puc·​ci·​no ˌka-pə-ˈchē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce cappuccino (audio)
: 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 Like the first rich, foamy sip of a cappuccino, this coffee cocktail is worth a shake every time. Rishon Hanners, Southern Living, 9 Apr. 2024 The coffee shop is designed to serve commuters and workers of the dynamic business district surrounding Liverpool Street station, offering pastries and a variety of Nespresso blends in hot and cold formats, including latte, cappuccino and americano. Clara Ludmir, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 My days began with a cappuccino overlooking the iconic skyline from the terrace of Sublimis Boutique Hotel, my home base atop the promenade, a.k.a. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 6 Mar. 2024 According to Vogue, Florence and her siblings would work in their father’s restaurants as teens, making cappuccinos and later bartending. Ariana Quihuiz, Peoplemag, 2 Mar. 2024 Nowadays, it’s eaten as a breakfast alongside a cappuccino or as a dessert—and to share, if baked in the original size. Jenn Rice, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Preservationists describe the fee for day-trippers as too little too late, noting that the 5-euro price of admission is less than the cost of a cappuccino on St. Mark’s Square. Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 Also available are lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 2 Mar. 2024 At the end of the night, guests were invited to grab a few more treats from the gelato cart including six different flavors of the Italian ice cream, homemade doughnuts and cappuccinos. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 18 Feb. 2024

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cappuccino was in 1893

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“Cappuccino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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