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cortado Line breaks: cor|tado
Pronunciation: /kɔːˈtɑːdəʊ/

Definition of cortado in English:

noun (plural cortados)

A drink of espresso coffee with a small amount of steamed milk: I sat down at a cafe and ordered a cortado
More example sentences
  • Take a seat at a sidewalk cafe and order a cortado and watch Lima's crowds parade along the avenue in the latest styles from Paris, New York and Madrid.
  • A cortado is a Spanish classic, a coffee "cut" with warm milk.
  • I'd love to hear your methods of making a cortado.


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

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