[e-spres-oh] /ɛˈsprɛs oʊ/
noun, plural espressos.
a strong coffee prepared by forcing live steam under pressure, or boiling water, through ground dark-roast coffee beans.
a cup of this coffee.
noun (pl) -sos
strong coffee made by forcing steam or boiling water through ground coffee beans
an apparatus for making coffee in this way
1945, from Italian caffe espresso, from espresso “pressed out,” from past participle of esprimere, from Latin exprimere “press out” (see express). In reference to the steam pressure.
[e-spree] /ɛˈspri/ noun 1. sprightliness of spirit or wit; lively intelligence. /ɛˈspriː/ noun 1. spirit and liveliness, esp in wit n. 1590s, from Middle French esprit “spirit, mind,” from Old French espirit, from Latin spiritus “spirit” (see spirit). For initial e-, see especial. Esprit de corps first recorded 1780. French also has the excellent phrase […]
[e-spree duh kawr] /ɛˈspri də ˈkɔr/ noun 1. a sense of unity and of common interests and responsibilities, as developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, enterprise, etc. /ɛˈspriː də ˈkɔː; French ɛspri də kɔr/ noun 1. consciousness of and pride in belonging to a particular group; the sense of […]
[es-prawn-the-th ah, -se-] /ˌɛs prɔnˈθɛ ðɑ, -ˈsɛ-/ noun 1. José de [haw-se th e] /hɔˈsɛ ðɛ/ (Show IPA), 1808–42, Spanish poet.
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