Definition of cappuccino in English:

cappuccino

noun

  • A type of coffee made with espresso and milk that has been frothed up with pressurized steam.

    • ‘Stuart's final words were to compare the match to a cappuccino - all froth and no substance.’
    • ‘Worth a trip if only to sample the cappuccino in the coffee shop!’
    • ‘I feel so left out when, gallivanting about town, I see the happy throngs of customers queuing for lattes and mocha cappuccinos.’
    • ‘Breakfast is available in the morning as well as light snacks, coffees, cappuccinos and teas throughout the day.’
    • ‘During my day-shifts, in between making countless cappuccinos and lattes, I would talk to the customers and ask them what they do.’
    • ‘The froth of their decaffeinated cappuccinos seemed to flutter aerobically in the light breeze.’
    • ‘The blends, all from Arabica beans, are fine when mixed with milk in lattes and cappuccinos.’
    • ‘Where smoke was concerned, he was like a person who ate the froth from a cappuccino, but never drank any real coffee.’
    • ‘Behind the counter employees served up fresh coffees and cappuccinos, hot chocolates and teas, all with a unique line of flavoring patented to the owners of the store.’
    • ‘The menu consisted of a few beverages - some alcoholic though mainly just coffees and cappuccinos - and a dessert tray.’
    • ‘We ordered coffees, two large cappuccinos at £1.65 each.’
    • ‘The muffins are homemade (the low-fat raspberry and the lemon and poppyseed are standouts), and the coffee, especially lattés and cappuccinos, is fabulous.’
    • ‘They have all the expected coffee combos - the lattes, cappuccinos and all sorts of stuff to squirt in them.’
    • ‘They sipped their espressos and cappuccinos from the coffee shop next door that was practically part of the theatre.’
    • ‘Their church served donuts, cappuccinos, coffee, hot chocolate, and tea.’
    • ‘I don't care though, since I use my dark coffee for lattes and cappuccinos anyway.’
    • ‘Three caffeinated cappuccinos, one decaf, one soy latte, a hot chocolate and a caramel-flavored iced latte!’
    • ‘The drinks are rather expensive, but are usually of good quality (if you like coffee, cappuccinos, and soda pop).’
    • ‘We were sitting in a coffee shop, sipping cappuccinos and eating pastries.’
    • ‘Meanwhile the price of the cappuccinos and lattes in the high street coffee bars, and of coffee on the supermarket shelves, remains as high as ever.’

Origin

From Italian, literally ‘Capuchin’, because its colour resembles that of a Capuchin's habit.

Pronunciation

cappuccino

/ˌkapʊˈtʃiːnəʊ/