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 (dĕm′ē-tăs′, -täs′)
1. A small cup of strong black coffee or espresso.
2. The small cup used to serve this drink.

[French demi-tasse : demi-, demi- + tasse, cup (from Old French, from Arabic ṭašt, basin, from Persian tašt, from Middle Persian; akin to Avestan tašta-, cup, bowl).]


(ˈdɛmɪˌtæs; French dəmitɑs)
1. (Cookery) a small cup used to serve coffee, esp after a meal
2. (Cookery) the coffee itself
[C19: French, literally: half-cup]


(ˈdɛm ɪˌtæs, -ˌtɑs, ˈdɛm i-)

1. a small cup for serving strong black coffee.
2. the coffee served.
[1835–45; < French: literally, half-cup]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demitasse - small cup of strong black coffee without milk or creamdemitasse - small cup of strong black coffee without milk or cream
coffee, java - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
2.demitasse - small coffee cup; for serving black coffee
coffee cup - a cup from which coffee is drunk


[ˈdemɪtæs] N [of coffee] → taza f pequeña, tacita f (de café)


n (US: = cup) → Mokkatasse f; (= coffee)Kaffee m
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He read old almanacs at the book-stalls on the quays, and he began to frequent another cafe, where more newspapers were taken and his postprandial demitasse cost him a penny extra, and where he used to con the tattered sheets for curious anecdotes, freaks of nature, and strange coincidences.
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Our amuse-bouche is a demitasse of chef Nikolas' tasty soup and a smaller version of a regular sized traditional village bread accompanies.
Look, here's an atomizer from a perfumier just like the one I gave Nana, and spoons for salt and demitasse. Nobody spoons out salt anymore.
To start, we enjoyed our amuse-bouche, a flavorful creamy chick-pea and bacon soup served in a demitasse cup while we perused the wide-ranging menu.
line that included teapots, dessert plates, mugs, demitasse cups and saucers, vases and hot plates.
The ladies were then offered refreshing Fruit Slushies served in small swan containers with demitasse spoons.
This is a complete gardening experience--a plant raised from seed or cutting, carefully potted, grown and maintained over time--a world of green in a pot no bigger than a demitasse or a thimble.
The living room in her grandmother Mimi's house "was full of orchids and tiny sterling silver spoons and teensy demitasse cups and saucers, and peacock feathers and mother-of-pearl binoculars and juno volupta seashells." (Mimi is just one of many family members routinely getting her granddaughter out of hot water, paying Marnell's back rent and wiring her money when she's abroad.) Of the uterine lining shed during a false miscarriage, she tells us, "Imagine a jellyfish as big as an ashtray." Even when Marnell is home alone, you get the sense that she's curating a shoot you might find in the last ten years of Italian Vogue-, "I stubbed out my cigarette into a seashell."