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

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of latte was in 1985

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“Latte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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