Definition of cortado in English:


Syllabification: cor·ta·do
Pronunciation: /kôrˈtäˌdō

noun (plural cortados)

Espresso with a small amount of steamed milk: Harry paid for a double espresso and a cortado
More example sentences
  • Take our advice and order a Spanish cortado for a truly authentic caffeine experience - you'd be hard pressed to find another in London.
  • The coffees are all from local roasters, lovingly prepared, and the flat whites, cortados and espressos are in the top rank of local coffee drinks.
  • Two women sit on a small bench, one reading a newspaper as she savors a cortado.


from Spanish (café) cortado, literally 'cut (coffee)', from cortar 'to cut'.

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