cap·​pel·​let·​ti ˌka-pə-ˈle-tē How to pronounce cappelletti (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: pasta in the form of little peaked hats filled with a savory mixture

Examples of cappelletti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some cappelletti are stuffed only with cheese (whatever is local) while another meat option is pork loin. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 So, too, fat nine-herb cappelletti were bathed in a beurre blanc and a judicious sprinkling of Parmigiano. John Mariani, Forbes, 11 June 2021 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, 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, 17 Feb. 2018

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cappelletti was in 1945

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“Cappelletti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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