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 In the guesthouse, visitors are served a continental breakfast, typically including yogurt made with milk from Beacon Hollow’s 50 or so cows. Paula Wolf, National Geographic, "Fixated on Pennsylvania? Consider an Amish farm stay," 10 Nov. 2020 Golf registration includes a continental breakfast, an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and lunch following the tournament. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County Rec Sports: Golf Outings for Oct. 10, 2020," 10 Oct. 2020 Guests can also enjoy free continental breakfast and parking. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "You Can Live "Under a Rock" (Literally) During Election Week for Just $5 a Night," 7 Oct. 2020 Golf registration includes a continental breakfast, an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and lunch following the tournament. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County Rec Sports: Golf Outings for Oct. 3, 2020," 3 Oct. 2020 Golf registration includes a continental breakfast, an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and lunch following the tournament. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County Rec Sports: Golf Outings for Sept. 20, 2020," 19 Sep. 2020 Golf registration includes a continental breakfast, an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and lunch following the tournament. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County Rec Sports: Golf Outings for Sept. 6, 2020," 5 Sep. 2020 Each of the cabins sports a private deck and hot tub, and every stay includes a continental breakfast. Linda Kessler, Dallas News, "Homes away from home: These cozy cabins aren’t far from D-FW," 27 Aug. 2020 The event includes continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, on-course beverages, bar stations and contests; hors d’oeuvres, casino, 50-50 and silent raffles, and more. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Otto Orf Charity Golf Classic set to raise money for foundation," 26 Aug. 2020

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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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23 Nov 2020

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“Continental breakfast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/continental%20breakfast. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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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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