Definition of macchiato in English:


Syllabification: mac·chi·a·to
Pronunciation: /ˌmäkēˈädō

noun (plural macchiatos)

Espresso with a dash of frothy steamed milk.
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  • A list of beverage choices includes cappuccino, mocha, espresso macchiato and frothy dark chocolate, perhaps with mint.
  • He places the finished drink, a macchiato, on the counter.
  • Your macchiato or cappuccino will always taste the same at La Dolce Vita's low-key second floor lounge or lush rooftop.


1970s: from Italian (caffè) macchiato, literally 'stained, marked (coffee)', from macchiare 'stain, mark'.

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