cal·​zone kal-ˈzōn How to pronounce calzone (audio) -ˈzō-nē How to pronounce calzone (audio)
plural calzone or calzones
: a baked or fried turnover of pizza dough stuffed with various fillings usually including cheese

Examples of calzone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get The Recipe 41 of 92 Beef Calzones Satisfy your family's delivery cravings without ordering out with these beefy, cheesy calzones. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 11 Oct. 2023 The Florida location has a wider menu but in Brooklyn there are only two things on the menu: pizza and calzones. Lizzy Rosenberg, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 From hot and cold sandwiches to pizzas and calzones, everything is made using family recipes passed down over the last century. Felicia Campbell, The Arizona Republic, 5 Sep. 2023 Dishes by chef Amy DiBiase include meatball panini, Italian cold cut panini, eggplant caponata panini, chicken Caesar salad, lasagna, and caprese calzone. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 The Carmel King Dough opened in July, including a bigger kitchen, its signature pizzas and plans to expand the menu with calzones and sandwiches. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 28 June 2023 This franchise location has pizzas, calzones, burgers, wings, sandwiches, pastas and more, including a variety of craft beers. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Aug. 2023 Moor Studio—Getty Images Some things happen more quickly than expected—like laundry piling up, finishing a good calzone, or seeing the effects of new technology seep into our personal and professional lives. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 1 Aug. 2023 Some of its offerings include pizza ,subs, pasta, wings, stromboli, calzones, salads and desserts. Jdumound, cleveland, 18 July 2023 See More

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Word History


Italian, from calzone (singular of calzoni pants), augmentative of calza stocking, from Medieval Latin calcea, from Latin calceus shoe, from calc-, calx heel

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calzone was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Calzone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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cal·​zo·​ne kal-ˈzōn How to pronounce calzone (audio) -ˈzō-ˌnē How to pronounce calzone (audio)
plural calzone or calzones
: a baked or fried turnover of pizza dough with various fillings usually including cheese
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