cap·​pel·​let·​ti | \ ˌka-pə-ˈle-tē How to pronounce cappelletti (audio) \

Definition of cappelletti

: pasta in the form of little peaked hats filled with a savory mixture

Examples of cappelletti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ravioli, 50 to a carton, are only $8; the one-pound bags of cappelletti, cappelloni and cavatelli are $5, and noodles are $3.50 per pound. New York Times, "The Long-Running Pasta Show of Queens," 15 May 2018 The food is southern European and elegant (duck cappelletti in broth; pork with padron peppers and stracciatella), but the ambience is relaxed, as though the whole restaurant is at the same dinner party. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, "The Best No-Reservation Restaurants for London Fashion Week," 17 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cappelletti

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cappelletti

Italian, plural of cappelletto, diminutive of cappello hat, from Medieval Latin cappellus cap, diminutive of Late Latin cappa head covering — more at cap

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“Cappelletti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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