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macchiato

[mah-kee-ah-toh; Italian mahk-kyah-taw] /ˌmɑ kiˈɑ toʊ; Italian mɑkˈkyɑ tɔ/
noun, plural macchiatos.
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British Dictionary definitions for macchiato

macchiato

/ˌmækɪˈɑːtəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
espresso coffee served with a dash of hot or cold milk
Word Origin
Italian, literally: stained
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Contemporary definitions for macchiato
noun

an espresso drink with a teaspoon or two of steamed milk on top; also written macchiatto

Examples

Paul often orders a Caramel Macchiato.

Word Origin

short for caffè macchiato or espresso macchiato; Ital. 'marked with spots'

Usage Note

pl. macchiatos; cooking

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