can·​no·​li | \ kə-ˈnō-lē How to pronounce cannoli (audio) , ka- \

Definition of cannoli

: a deep-fried tube of pastry filled with sweetened and flavored ricotta cheese

Examples of cannoli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For dessert choose from pumpkin cheese cake or cannoli. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Dozens of restaurants are offering Thanksgiving meals to-go," 21 Nov. 2020 Enzo's Pizza serving pizza, wings and cannoli. Kettle Corn. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "Deep-fried candy to Cheetos pizza: We ranked 5 Arizona State Fair foods from worst to best," 26 Sep. 2020 Individual pies are $12 to $18, and family deals that feed 2 to 6 people are $35 to $75, including multiple pizzas, cannoli and gelato. Leeanne Griffin,, "Parkville Market, ‘biggest restaurant in Connecticut’ offers taste of the globe," 18 Aug. 2020 At Eddie Confetti’s ice cream stand on the Asbury boardwalk, patrons can order from a vast array of homemade flavors — from banana chunk and cannoli to peanut butter caramel cookie dough and cinnamon bun. Joe Heim, Washington Post, "As New Jersey opens its beaches, the mantra is ‘safety first’," 23 May 2020 Aioli Gourmet Burger Grab brunch for 2 or 4 ($47, $85) that includes feta, spinach and red pepper quiche; rosemary prime rib; croissant chicken salad sandwich; balsamic grilled vegetables; fruit salad; and mini stuffed cannoli. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Mother's Day: Here are 31 restaurants for takeout brunch and dinner in metro Phoenix," 5 May 2020 Corbo’s Bakery Corbo’s Bakery in Little Italy serves up delicious donuts on Fridays and Saturdays -- along with other regular favorites like cassata cake and cannoli. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "17 donut shops in Greater Cleveland offering to-go orders," 13 May 2020 Mary excelled at making cannoli and Jessie knew it. Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press, "Besties for 78 years die of coronavirus 6 days apart, now 'They're together up there'," 3 May 2020 The cannoli kiosk inside Frisco’s Stonebriar Center closed in late November and has since been replaced by a La Duni pop-up dessert shop. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "10 more restaurant and brewery closures in Dallas-Fort Worth," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of cannoli

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cannoli

Italian, plural of cannolo small tube, diminutive of canna

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The first known use of cannoli was in 1925

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30 Nov 2020

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“Cannoli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cannoli

: a type of pastry filled with sweetened cheese

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