demi·​tasse | \ ˈde-mi-ˌtas How to pronounce demitasse (audio) , -ˌtäs, -mē- \

Definition of demitasse

: a small cup of black coffee also : the cup used to serve it

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Recent Examples on the Web Those demitasse cups — or, more precisely, their contents — would be the eventual undoing of The Maxime. Mike Scott,, "How a 1920s Bourbon Street nightclub called Maxime forever transformed the French Quarter," 15 Sep. 2020 These ceramic demitasse cups are a beautiful way to consume your caffeine. Popular Science, "Espresso cups for the perfect sip," 17 Aug. 2020 Arrange 12 oven-safe espresso (demitasse) cups about two inches apart on baking sheet; set aside. 2. House Beautiful, "Sandra Lee's Mini Chicken Potpies," 12 Sep. 2012 This is bookended by the signature dessert — Coffee and Donuts, small doughnuts and a demitasse filled with cappuccino semifreddo — one of several sweets that round out the 12-plus-course menu. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "The French Laundry has successfully reinvented itself," 5 Jan. 2018 A few radish slices are a gentle nod to the French fondness for radishes with butter; a demitasse-size pour of verjus offers tangy contrast. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Ruxbin grows up with clean-line decor that matches chef Kim's precise cooking," 7 July 2017 There may even be a coffee ceremony going on, with incense burning as demitasse cups are filled with pungent black liquid. Nicolas Niarchos, The New Yorker, "A Vegan Ethiopian Feast at Bunna Café," 27 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of demitasse

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for demitasse

French demi-tasse, from demi- + tasse cup, from Middle French, from Arabic ṭass — more at tazza

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“Demitasse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of demitasse

chiefly US : a small amount of black coffee that is served in a small cup also : the cup used to serve it

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