ex·​pres·​so ik-ˈspre-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce expresso (audio)

less common variant of espresso

: coffee brewed by forcing hot water through finely ground usually darkly roasted coffee beans
: a cup of espresso

Examples of expresso in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were live flies buzzing around the expresso machine and three live flies near the cook line. Amber Randall, Sun Sentinel, 26 July 2022 There are additional flavors of orange marmalade, butterscotch and cinnamon, along with expresso and milk chocolate notes. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 5 May 2022 It’s made with a shot of expresso, steamed milk, and a touch of foam, and it can be flavored with syrups like vanilla. Southern Living, 25 Sep. 2020 The restaurant is bringing in an Italian expresso machine and drinks from three Cleveland companies: Duck Rabbit Coffee, Storehouse Tea and Guardian cold brew coffee. Marc Bona, cleveland, 27 Aug. 2020

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“Expresso.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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variant of espresso

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