Definition of macchiato in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmakɪˈɑːtəʊ/

noun (plural macchiatos)

A drink of espresso coffee with a dash of frothy steamed milk.
Example sentences
  • Available beverages include hot coffee, espresso, milk coffee; macchiato, cafe au lait, mochachino, and mocha, as well as ice tea, ice tea with lemon, ice tea Thai style and healthy fruit juices.
  • There's a cortadito - a Cuban coffee with a dollop of milk, essentially a sweet macchiato.
  • No cappuccinos, no macchiatos, not even a simple cup of French roast.


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

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