Definition of cappuccino in English:


Syllabification: cap·puc·ci·no
Pronunciation: /ˌkäpəˈCHēnō, ˌkap-

noun (plural cappuccinos)

  • Coffee made with milk that has been frothed up with pressurized steam.
    More example sentences
    • They sipped their espressos and cappuccinos from the coffee shop next door that was practically part of the theatre.
    • I don't care though, since I use my dark coffee for lattes and cappuccinos anyway.
    • The blends, all from Arabica beans, are fine when mixed with milk in lattes and cappuccinos.


1940s: from Italian, literally 'Capuchin', because its color resembles that of a Capuchin's habit.

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