continental breakfast


often capitalized C
: a light breakfast (as of rolls or toast and coffee)

Examples of continental breakfast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The add-on experience includes a continental breakfast in the morning, or chef's choice of culinary samplings in the afternoon, one alcoholic drink per adult ticket (more available for purchase), a commemorative gift, and a signed portrait of the astronaut. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 20 Dec. 2021 Morning session: Registration and the continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2023 Consider booking an estate tour that kicks off with a continental breakfast and bubbly. Amy Thomas, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2023 The maximum stay is two nights, which includes complimentary continental breakfast served in room. Brad Japhe, Travel + Leisure, 1 Oct. 2023 Free continental breakfast is available daily and the hotel is home to one on-site bar, one on-site restaurant, a 24-hour gym, a gift shop and a convenience store. Detroit Free Press, 16 Aug. 2023 Wide plank floors, soft colors, and in-room continental breakfast welcome guests. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 9 Apr. 2023 The Inn also provides free continental breakfast and has a gift shop, terrace and garden. Detroit Free Press, 16 Aug. 2023 Included are a continental breakfast, lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart, an appreciation gift, drink cards and dinner. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 15 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of continental breakfast was in 1896

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“Continental breakfast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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