bra·​ci·​o·​la ˌbrä-chē-ˈō-lə How to pronounce braciola (audio)
variants or braciole
: a thin slice of meat wrapped around a seasoned filling and often cooked in wine

Examples of braciola in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Italian bistro offers pizza, pasta and risotto as well as entrees such as rib-eye braciola, chicken marsala and veal chop Milanese. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, 5 Mar. 2020 Our new recipe for pork shoulder braciola is a twist on the traditional Italian rolled steak. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, 17 Feb. 2018 But that would mean missing out on a spirited lineup of main courses including a terrific take on braciola — better known as involtini in Italy — featuring thin tenderloin rolled around a core of pine nuts, raisins and cheese. San Antonio Express-News, 8 Mar. 2018 Because large pieces of pork ribs, braciola, pot roast or meatballs take a long time to cook and to flavor the ragù, this is the sauce that cooks for eight or nine hours. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, 22 Aug. 2017

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Word History


Italian, literally, slice of meat roasted over coals, from brace live coals, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Swedish brasa fire

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of braciola was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Braciola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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