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 The menu boasts of lattes, cappuccino, espresso, drip coffee, cold brews and more. Jennifer Johnson,, "Coffee, wine and game-focused Off the Wall opens in Uptown Park Ridge," 27 Nov. 2019 What to drink There are cold-brew frappes ($10), floats, espresso, cappuccino, lattes, affogato (espresso and ice cream) — and, come fall, wine, beer, and boozy floats. Kara Baskin,, "OddFellows, Brooklyn’s finest — and most peculiar — ice cream, comes to Chestnut Hill," 21 Aug. 2019 GetGo: Free coffee, cappuccino or fountain beverage of any size. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Here are more than 150 Veterans Day deals for the Nov. 11 holiday," 11 Nov. 2019 Hold my cappuccino, says Andrew Marantz of The New Yorker. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Everybody Is Tipper Gore Now," 6 Oct. 2019 Day One [Wake Up and Smell the Café au Lait] Head back into the city and fuel up with a cappuccino or espresso and a chocolatine at La Maison Smith, a cozy café on Québec City’s beautiful and popular Place Royale. Love the brew? Outside Online, "How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Québec City," 2 Oct. 2019 Nearby, accessories brand Nappa Dori sells handmade leather totes and steamer trunks in kicky colors, while the upstairs café is a great spot to refuel with a cappuccino. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Six-Stop Shopping Guide to Mumbai," 9 Sep. 2019 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

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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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The first known use of cappuccino was in 1893

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4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Cappuccino.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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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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