Definition of latte in English:



  • A type of coffee made with espresso and hot steamed milk, milkier than a cappuccino.

    • ‘Seattle's mild maritime climate means you can drink lattes with the locals at an outdoor cafe well into the holiday season.’
    • ‘Every day I went out and worked hard over the shouts for espressos and lattes.’
    • ‘A single latte or espresso costs more in Seattle than a typical coffee worker makes in a whole day.’
    • ‘As well as creamy lattes, the coffee shop offers wireless internet access and big, bench-like tables that several people can gather around.’
    • ‘By this time I'd finished three mocha choca lattes and was bouncing around the tastefully decorated - but soulless - coffee house walls.’
    • ‘There I continued to watch people and to drink vanilla lattes, but also gained the ability to look something up as the need arose.’
    • ‘I have to confess the best part of the evening was when the rain drove everyone away and we could just hang out, drink our lattes and talk.’
    • ‘Mandy was sipping some kind of cold icy like drink while Erik drank down a latte and I swallowed water.’
    • ‘But despite the growing popularity of mochas and lattes, coffee farmers are increasingly going hungry as their plants die in the field.’
    • ‘I feel so left out when, gallivanting about town, I see the happy throngs of customers queuing for lattes and mocha cappuccinos.’
    • ‘But lattes are 90 percent milk and lack the jolt provided by unalloyed caffeine.’
    • ‘So let's just drink our lattes or chocolate milkshakes and enjoy it, woohoo!’
    • ‘I don't care though, since I use my dark coffee for lattes and cappuccinos anyway.’
    • ‘Our more cosseted generation is more likely to spend its Saturday afternoons sipping skinny lattes in city centre coffee bars.’
    • ‘A change in state: today I stopped drinking lattes, and started drinking iced lattes.’
    • ‘They have all the expected coffee combos - the lattes, cappuccinos and all sorts of stuff to squirt in them.’
    • ‘Have you recently given up a habit such as smoking, drinking, or buying lattes?’
    • ‘The blends, all from Arabica beans, are fine when mixed with milk in lattes and cappuccinos.’
    • ‘I sat down to write my editorial, but instead drank cappuccinos, vanilla lattes and gallons of tea.’
    • ‘So why, may I ask, do you insist on drinking lattes and eating ice cream when you know full well that this is going to cause headaches and mild nausea?’


From Italian (caffè) latte, literally ‘milk (coffee)’.