Definition of demitasse in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈdemētäs/


A small coffee cup.
Example sentences
  • Celia stands a demitasse spoon straight up in the tiny cup of Turkish coffee.
  • A demitasse of Turkish coffee, so dreamily dense I feel its gently sandy texture on my lips, chaperones a cube of pale golden Turkish delight.
  • It is a country where acquaintances embrace when meeting and strangers are greeted with warmth, bonhomie, and a demitasse of rich coffee.


Mid 19th century: from French, literally 'half-cup'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: dem·i·tasse

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.