Definition of macchiato in English:


Line breaks: mac|chi¦ato
Pronunciation: /ˌmakɪˈɑːtəʊ

noun (plural macchiatos)

A drink of espresso coffee with a dash of frothy steamed milk.
More example sentences
  • 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.


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

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