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 (such as rooibos or chai) other than espresso Walk into a coffee shop or peruse Instagram and you're sure to have seen a matcha latte. — Alysha Witwicki We each stocked up on some loose leaf tea and ordered some drinks—a vanilla rooibos latte with coconut milk and kombucha on tap. — Allison Fong

Examples of latte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My perfect San Diego weekend would include morning beach time with a homemade latte or a smoothie, a book, and a towel. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Aug. 2021 Many are ideal for iced drinks, like Vintage Chai, fragrant from ginger, cardamom, star anise, and other spices to create a chai latte, or the Blue City, which blends Assam, Sicilian bergamot, vanilla, and blue cornflower petals., 7 July 2021 Somehow, a bag of Clevr's golden latte, or turmeric, flavor got in front of Meghan. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 2 Apr. 2021 And the non-coffee options are just as fun: For a nutty, frothy latte without the typical espresso, try the Sticky Chai Tea Latte with oat milk, one of CEO Michael Schultz’s favorite drinks. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 25 Mar. 2021 In addition to her signature outerwear, Holmes's boyfriend, chef Emilio Vitolo, was noticeably absent for the java run; although, the second latte the actress had in hand may have just been for her new beau. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Mar. 2021 The 29-year-old, a bilateral below-knee amputee who won her first Paralympic gold medal at 12, is committed to changing the narrative that people with disabilities are inspiring for grabbing a latte. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 23 Aug. 2021 At a table outside a Tampa Starbucks, Ross Bauer, the Toyota dealer, was sipping a latte and smoking in the December afternoon sun, wearing an Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirt, sunglasses, and a few days’ stubble. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Zero Gradi features a full espresso bar, with lattes, capuccinos, affogatos, and even a Nutella latte. Erin Booke, Dallas News, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of latte

1985, in the meaning defined above

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“Latte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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