continental breakfast

noun, often capitalized C

Definition of continental breakfast 

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

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Township breakfast/meeting - Local business owners are invited May 30 to enjoy a continental breakfast and help direct the Olmsted Township community. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To Cleveland.com., cleveland.com, "National Day of Prayer brings joy to those who attend: Olmsted Dates and Data," 7 May 2018 Evening snack, continental breakfast, and indoor/outdoor sleeping area provided. $45 for FoZB passholders and Boise residents, $50 nonresidents. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Big July Calendar: Month is lit with fireworks, comic con and the Canyon County Fair," 28 June 2018 Complimentary continental breakfast is available every morning. Necee Regis, BostonGlobe.com, "A new Nantucket hotel, Cayman Islands refunds, and other tidbits," 26 June 2018 Registration fee includes entry to the zoo and parking, a continental breakfast, lunch and a long-sleeve T-shirt. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Weekend guide: Apple picking, milk chugging, kite flying and more!," 6 Sep. 2017 Evening snack, continental breakfast, and indoor/outdoor sleeping area provided. $45 for FoZB passholders and Boise residents, $50 nonresidents. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Big July Calendar: Month is lit with fireworks, comic con and the Canyon County Fair," 28 June 2018 In appreciation, a continental breakfast and lunch will be served to volunteers. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North County School News, May 17," 17 May 2018 Activities include games for all ages, a bonfire, arts and crafts, a flashlight candy hunt and a continental breakfast. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From Lake Country to the North Shore, here are 26 fun ways to spend the middle of your summer," 26 June 2018 Perks include a lavish continental breakfast, evening wine and cheese, and a fleet of loaner bikes. Jeanne Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle, "Suite Spot: Inn Above Tide, Sausalito," 16 May 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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continental breakfast

noun

English Language Learners Definition of continental breakfast

: a light breakfast in a hotel, restaurant, etc., that usually includes baked goods, jam, fruit, and coffee

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