Definition of espresso noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//eˈspresəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//eˈspresoʊ//
    (pl. espressos)
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  1. 1[uncountable] strong black coffee made by forcing steam or boiling water through ground coffee
  2. 2[countable] a cup of espresso Two espressos, please.
  3. Word Originfrom Italian (caffè) espresso, literally ‘pressed out (coffee)’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: espresso