Definition of espresso macchiato in English:

espresso macchiato

noun

  • Espresso coffee served with a very small amount of hot or foamed milk; a drink of this.

Origin

1970s. From Italian espresso macchiato, lit. ‘stained espresso’ from espresso + macchiato stained.

Pronunciation

espresso macchiato

/ɛˌsprɛsəʊ makɪˈɑːtəʊ/ /ɛˌsprɛsəʊ makɪˈatəʊ/