[mah-kee-ah-toh; Italian mahk-kyah-taw] /ˌmɑ kiˈɑ toʊ; Italian mɑkˈkyɑ tɔ/

noun, plural macchiatos.
noun (pl) -tos
espresso coffee served with a dash of hot or cold milk

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

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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