espresso

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɛˈsprɛsəʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɛˈsprɛsoʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(e spresō)

Inflections of 'espresso' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": espressos

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
es•pres•so /ɛˈsprɛsoʊ/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -sos for 2.
  1. Food[uncountable] a strong coffee prepared by forcing steam through finely ground dark-roast coffee beans.
  2. [countable] a cup of espresso.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
es•pres•so  (e spresō),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -sos. 
  1. Fooda strong coffee prepared by forcing live steam under pressure, or boiling water, through ground dark-roast coffee beans.
  2. Fooda cup of this coffee.
  • Italian (caffè) espresso pressed (coffee)
  • 1940–45

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
espresso /ɛˈsprɛsəʊ/ n ( pl -sos)
  1. strong coffee made by forcing steam or boiling water through ground coffee beans
  2. an apparatus for making coffee in this way
Etymology: 20th Century: Italian, short for caffè espresso, literally: pressed coffee
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