cappuccino

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noun cap·puc·ci·no \ˌka-pə-ˈchē-(ˌ)nō, ˌkä-pü-\

Definition of cappuccino

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of cappuccino

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


First Known Use: 1893


CAPPUCCINO Defined for English Language Learners

cappuccino

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noun cap·puc·ci·no \ˌka-pə-ˈchē-(ˌ)nō, ˌkä-pü-\

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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