Bolognese

adjective

Bo·​lo·​gnese ˌbō-lə-ˈn(y)ēz How to pronounce Bolognese (audio)
-ˈn(y)āz,
-ˈn(y)ēs,
-ˈn(y)ās;
-ˈn(y)ā-zē,
-sē
1
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Bologna, Italy
2
: being or prepared with tomato sauce flavored with meat

Examples of Bolognese in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a morning stroll in West Yellowstone, go for après at the acclaimed Bar N Ranch, which serves up a wild game Bolognese worth writing home about. Sunset Magazine, 18 Apr. 2024 Traditional eggplant Parmesan, lasagna with Bolognese sauce, and the restaurant's famous spaghetti and meatballs are favorites. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 19 Mar. 2024 Its meatless Bolognese topping, made from seitan and minced vegetables, is good and deserves a firmer mattress. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 Selden’s handmade pastas range from a light agnolotti in a slippery broth of brown butter and filled with creamy sweet potatoes to a hearty tagliatelle Bolognese to a comforting cacio e pepe made with chewy bucatini noodles. Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2024 Italian dishes - homemade gnocchi and Bolognese sauce - abound. Gwen Filosa, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Rife has often spoken about the conundrum of being a good looking comic—in his first special, on the Today show, and last week over a plate of spaghetti Bolognese in Lower Manhattan with me. Jessie Heyman, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 This delicious Bolognese sauce serves 12 generously or 16 with smaller portions. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 11 Oct. 2023 The first entrée, prepared by Wright, was her take on Bolognese and featured ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and topped with parmesan and a citrus zest to capture summer flavors. Brande Victorian, Essence, 19 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bolognese was circa 1730

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“Bolognese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bolognese. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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