can·​nel·​lo·​ni ˌka-nə-ˈlō-nē How to pronounce cannelloni (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: boiled tube-shaped or rolled pasta filled with a meat, fish, cheese, or vegetable mixture and baked in a sauce

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Those specials can include a spinach cannelloni, spinach tart, chicken or steal Milanese, grilled chicken breast, 8 ounce NY Strip/flap meat/or top sirloin cap. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 28 July 2021 The three entrees offered are coq au vin with pomme puree, wild mushroom and cheese roulade and crepe cannelloni. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 May 2020 Aunt Rita's Italian crepes are the basis for Chrissie's cannelloni. Polly Campbell,, 19 Mar. 2020 The Swiss onion soup — a beefier, cheese-less version of the ubiquitous French onion — is recommended, as are the cannelloni and manicotti from the long list of daily specials. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, 6 Sep. 2019 Whitefriars is more Modern Irish, with lots of nods to international flavors: Think tandoori chicken, Shepherd’s pie with duck, and eggplant cannelloni for the veg friends, plus standout sides like cheesy cauliflower with tobacco-scented onions. Sandra Ramani, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 July 2018 Owner Catarina Ferreira serves more savory dishes, including a hearty black-bean soup and an eggplant cannelloni, at her vegetarian sister restaurant, Rotas da Ilha Verde. 011-351-938-346-886. Gisela Williams, New York Times, 9 May 2018 The menu at Nephew's Ristorante, set to open in late March on Metairie Road, will have familiar dishes from Tony Angello's, like stuffed shrimp, lobster cup and cannelloni. Todd A. Price,, 22 Feb. 2018 His top recommendations are Assunta Madre for seafood and Ristorante Tullio for classic Italian dishes like cannelloni and Roman-style artichokes. New York Times, 1 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History


Italian, plural of cannellone, augmentative of cannello segment of cane stalk, from canna

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cannelloni was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Cannelloni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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