Definition of cappuccino in English:


Syllabification: cap·puc·ci·no
Pronunciation: /ˌkapəˈCHēnō

noun (plural cappuccinos)

Coffee made with milk that has been frothed up with pressurized steam.
More example sentences
  • They sipped their espressos and cappuccinos from the coffee shop next door that was practically part of the theatre.
  • I don't care though, since I use my dark coffee for lattes and cappuccinos anyway.
  • The blends, all from Arabica beans, are fine when mixed with milk in lattes and cappuccinos.


1940s: from Italian, literally 'Capuchin', because its color resembles that of a Capuchin's habit.

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