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 Last year, Winfrey celebrated the Duchess of Sussex's first private investment in Santa Barbara wellness brand Clevr Blends, sharing a gift basket from the instant oat milk latte creators on Instagram. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Break Their Silence in a Tell-All Interview with Oprah Winfrey," 16 Feb. 2021 Other drinks are named after Jim Halpert (espresso and milk with chocolate, caramel and white chocolate), Dwight Schrute (beet latte) and Michael Scott (banana latte with chocolate and coconut), among others. Patrick Strickland, Dallas News, "Garland coffee shop debuts ‘Office’-inspired drinks, including the Dwight Schrute beet latte," 4 Feb. 2021 Is an iced latte 157% more popular on Grubhub this year because the app featured a previously unknown cafe, or simply because fewer people walked by a Starbucks? Laura Forman, WSJ, "DoorDash, Grubhub, Others Could Face a Pared-Down Menu," 17 Dec. 2020 And though usually only a handful of latte-swilling swells get to experience the movies each January, the best of the films unfurl around the world over the succeeding months, often culminating in Oscars. Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune, "7 of the best movies that emerged from Sundance Film Festivals past," 27 Jan. 2021 Online, the beagle spot surged to three million views within hours, and five million in a day. ‘The same thing as a pumpkin spice latte’ Republicans and Democrats in the state marveled at the ad campaign’s effectiveness. New York Times, "How Alvin the Beagle Helped Usher In a Democratic Senate," 23 Jan. 2021 Call My Agent, which does not contain even a single joke about a needlessly specific latte order, breaks the mould in order to suggest that movies might, in fact, be as serious and important as real life. Philippa Snow, The New Republic, "The Very Serious Appeal of Call My Agent," 25 Jan. 2021 Meghan reached out to the Clevr team after trying the company's oat-milk latte product, which debuted through a Santa Barbara, California pop-up coffee shop in 2017. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "Exclusive: Meghan Markle makes her debut as a startup investor," 14 Dec. 2020 The Sugarplum Macchiato joins Dunkin's holiday beverage lineup that launched in November, which features more traditional drinks such as a gingerbread latte and peppermint mocha. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Dunkin's new Sugarplum Macchiato drink went viral. That was the plan," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of latte

1985, in the meaning defined above

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3 Mar 2021

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“Latte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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