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

Examples of cannelloni in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cook cannelloni: Cook according to package directions; drain. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 18 Oct. 2023 How To Make Chicken Cannelloni Ahead Chicken cannelloni can be prepped ahead and baked fresh before serving: To make this dish ahead, prepare the cannelloni and stuff as directed. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 18 Oct. 2023 Top the cannelloni with sauce, and bake as directed. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 18 Oct. 2023 The dinner menu included three options of filet mignon, sea bass or organic cannelloni of seasonal vegetables. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 12 July 2023 The lunch menu offers starters and mains ranging from burrata and zucchini to ricotta cannelloni with black truffle. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 1 Apr. 2023 Consider pairing with roast duck or cannelloni. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 10 May 2021 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

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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 18 Jun. 2024.

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