café au lait

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French café au lait (literally coffee with milk).

NounEdit

café au lait (countable and uncountable, plural café au laits or cafés au lait)

  1. A mixture of coffee and hot milk.
    Coordinate terms: caffè latte, latte, café noir
  2. Coffee and hot milk served in separate jugs as a breakfast drink.
  3. (color) A light coffee colour.

Usage notesEdit

Oxford Canadian Spelling indicates the preferred plural form is cafés au lait.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robert Pontisso and Eric Sinkins, editors, Oxford Canadian Spelling, Oxford University Press, 1999, published 2004, →ISBN, page 72, column 1

DanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French café au lait (coffee with milk).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kafeolɛ/, [kʰafeoˈlɛ]

NounEdit

café au lait c (singular definite café au laiten or café au lait'en, plural indefinite café au laiter or café au lait'er)

  1. café au lait

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FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ka.fe o lɛ/
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NounEdit

café au lait m (plural cafés au lait)

  1. white coffee.
    Deux cafés au lait, s'il vous plait.

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: café au lait
  • English: café au lait
  • Mandarin: 咖啡歐蕾 (kāfēiōulěi)

AdjectiveEdit

café au lait (invariable)

  1. Light brown.
    Une peau café au lait.