continental breakfast

noun, often capitalized C

Definition of continental breakfast

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

Examples of continental breakfast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All customers in private rooms will receive complimentary dinner as well as a continental breakfast. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2021 Those who book a coach seat will also receive a complimentary continental breakfast before arriving at their destination. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2021 The monthly rate of $2,700 includes continental breakfast. Ryan Loyola And Sindhu Ananthavel, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Nov. 2021 There is also a pool and outdoor bar onsite, a continental breakfast each morning, free Wi-Fi, an HDTV with cable service in each room, and the beach is only a five minute drive from the hotel. Rachel King, Fortune, 26 Sep. 2021 Customers in private rooms can enjoy a complimentary dinner and continental breakfast on board. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 18 Aug. 2021 On Tuesday through Thursday, a continental breakfast with fruit, yogurt, muffins, rolls, and coffee is available. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 The event includes continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, on-course beverages and contests, on-site casino, 50-50 raffle, silent auction, barrel-of-booze raffle and more. Marc Bona, cleveland, 23 Aug. 2021 Prior to arrival, a complimentary continental breakfast is served. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 18 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of continental breakfast

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of continental breakfast was in 1896

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16 Jan 2022

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“Continental breakfast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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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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