lat·​te | \ ˈlä-(ˌ)tā How to pronounce latte (audio) \
plural lattes

Definition of latte

: espresso mixed with hot or steamed milk : caffe latte You can't go wrong with a classic latte. Espresso topped with foamy milk—heaven in a cup.The Daily Meal If you don't know the difference between a latte and a cappuccino, ask! (Cappuccinos have more foam and less steamed milk than a latte, if you were gonna ask.)— Tim Mulkerin also : a similar drink made with an ingredient other than espresso Though the taste is a bonus, the real draw in this caffeine-free latte is the CBD, or cannabidiol, oil. — Mackensy Lunsford

Examples of latte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The coconut latte is also made with blonde espresso and a touch of cascara sugar on top. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "Starbucks adds new dairy-free drinks to its 2020 lineup, but no oat milk yet in Texas," 7 Jan. 2020 The inmates wanted to master the caramel latte, not develop an appreciation for craft coffee. Amy Chozick, New York Times, "The Rikers Coffee Academy," 27 Dec. 2019 Black sesame latte or bajigur (flavored with sweetened coconut milk and infused with ginger and pandan leaf) are sure to get the caffeine set jumping. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Politan Row dining hall in Rice Village," 7 Nov. 2019 The cinnamon cookie latte, also going on sale November 6, is part of its growing McCafé line of coffee beverages. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "McDonald's is bringing back Donut Sticks," 3 Oct. 2019 The print feels undoubtedly seasonal and works seamlessly with the rest of the cold weather wardrobe, lasting you from the first pumpkin spice latte to the final snowfall of the season. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Winter Style Survival Guide: 6 Warm Pants to Keep on Rotation This Season," 15 Nov. 2019 Flavorists are the people who tinker with nacho cheese dust, Hot Pockets and pumpkin spice lattes. Washington Post, "Inside the little-known world of flavorists, who are trying to make plant-based meat taste like the real thing," 4 Nov. 2019 Pumpkin spice lattes better watch their back, because there’s a new beverage in town looking to spice up the holidays. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "WATCH: Borden’s New Gingerbread Eggnog Is Here to Spice up Your Holidays," 23 Oct. 2019 Nothing says fall like a pumpkin spice latte, color-changing leaves and …the perfect bootie! Brittany Loggins, NBC News, "The fall's best booties — that are comfortable AND office appropriate!," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of latte

1985, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2020

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“Latte.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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