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 There’s a weekend brunch bar ($33) with hot items and the hotel’s continental breakfast, as well as a la carte dishes. Josie Sexton, The Know, "Denver’s newest hotel restaurant is the cat lady-themed pizzeria we didn’t know we needed," 29 Oct. 2019 Tickets for the adults-only sleepover cost $115 and include a light dinner, late-night snack, two complimentary drinks, a cash bar, continental breakfast the following morning and a free return admission voucher. Phillip Valys,, "Miami’s Frost Museum of Science wants adults to stay overnight, solve murder mysteries in pajamas," 14 Oct. 2019 Guests receive complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Gerry Frank, oregonlive, "3 great places to stay when you’re visiting Lincoln City: Gerry Frank’s picks," 13 Oct. 2019 Restaurants around the temple complex serve Khmer and continental breakfasts. Kareena Gianani, National Geographic, "Explore Cambodia’s ancient stone city," 10 Sep. 2019 Tickets are $80 per golfer and include greens fees, cart, range balls, continental breakfast, on-course beverages (sodas and water) and a lunch buffet. Gabrielle Copeland Schoeffield,, "West Carroll: ‘One More Round for George’ golf tournament to benefit history museum; ‘Pumpkin People’ coming to Taneytown," 2 Sep. 2019 The workshop fee is $300 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch., "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 30 Aug. 2019 Women, wellness and art: Fairmount Center for the Arts is offering a workshop for women and teenage girls 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 that combines yoga, art and essential oils along with a continental breakfast. Joan Rusek,, "Shakespeare play comes to life along with ‘Young Frankenstein’ on the stage: Valley Views," 12 July 2019 On Sunday mornings, Calvary offers a free continental breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 9 a.m. an upbeat Praise Service in Good Shepherd Hall is offered., "Religion Briefs: Calvary’s new fall schedule, a back to school fair and rally days," 7 Sep. 2019

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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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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