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 But don't squeeze lemon into a latte or even a regular drip that has a splash of milk in it—the lemon juice will curdle any dairy in the cup, and that can sour you on the flavor more than the citrusy tang. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, 3 Aug. 2022 Even those who use the Starbucks app can dip into their crypto wallets to pay their latte or other specialized drinks. al, 1 Aug. 2022 Use it to treat yourself to a cappuccino or latte right at home. Isabel Garcia,, 12 July 2022 Finally, Sonic has his gaming move set Enlarge / Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, seen here sipping the te—er, sipping the latte. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 6 Apr. 2022 The lunch rush had barely ended before the Moon Sisters were at it again, the ideas flowing from their minds like a fresh Butterbrew latte. oregonlive, 9 Jan. 2022 Order a specialty latte and a donut before exploring their eclectic selection of local and imported goods. Vogue, 21 June 2022 And so our local coffee shops have lost some business since the Oracle Touch came home, but my latte art is still crap compared to theirs. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 7 June 2022 There’s a big difference between a double mocha latte and a protein shake. Roger Lockridge, Men's Health, 30 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of latte

1985, in the meaning defined above

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6 Aug 2022

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“Latte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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