Definition of cortado in English:

cortado

nounPlural cortados

  • A drink of espresso coffee with a small amount of steamed milk.

    ‘I sat down at a cafe and ordered a cortado’
    • ‘Two women sit on a small bench, one reading a newspaper as she savors a cortado.’
    • ‘Harry paid for a double espresso and a cortado, both in takeaway paper cups, and sat on one of the chairs on the pavement.’
    • ‘A cortado is a Spanish classic, a coffee "cut" with warm milk.’
    • ‘Lately I've been drinking cortado a lot though, but still espresso for that quick shot.’
    • ‘The coffees are all from local roasters, lovingly prepared, and the flat whites, cortados and espressos are in the top rank of local coffee drinks.’
    • ‘I'd love to hear your methods of making a cortado.’
    • ‘Take our advice and order a Spanish cortado for a truly authentic caffeine experience - you'd be hard pressed to find another in London.’
    • ‘Depending on where you order it, a cortado may be indistinguishable from a Gibraltar.’
    • ‘Order a cortado (an espresso with a dash of milk) and a plate of empanadas (like mini Cornish pasties) and soak up the history.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

cortado

/kɔːˈtɑːdəʊ/