car·​pac·​cio kär-ˈpä-ch(ē-)ō How to pronounce carpaccio (audio)
: thinly sliced raw meat or fish served with a sauce
often used as a postpositive modifier
beef carpaccio

Examples of carpaccio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Presley turned heads and conversation swirled over Bellinis, shrimp carpaccio, and pasta ragu about her journey as reflected in film and fashion. Vogue, 6 Sep. 2023 The crudo menu offers dishes such as tuna tartare with cayenne dressing; salmon, tuna and yellowtail carpaccio with fresh mint and lemon; and oysters. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2023 Dishes include tuna carpaccio, pizza Pomodoro, polpette fritte (crispy meatballs) and affogato al tiramisu. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 Meanwhile, the restaurant serves up seasonal Mediterranean fare with a focus on fresh, local ingredients, including oranges from the hotel’s garden (try the swordfish carpaccio marinated in an emulsion of orange and lime). Kristin Vuković, Robb Report, 18 Apr. 2023 Closer to the beach is Howler’s Beach Lounge, an al fresco spot that has the best carpaccio and fish tacos in town, plus Costa Rican microbrews on tap. Brent Rose, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 July 2023 Now residents and visitors alike jostle for tables at the San Polo restaurant to order spritzes infused with local herbs such as salicornia and artemisia or dishes including mullet carpaccio from the Rialto Market with marinated turnips and miso crème fraîche. Caitie Kelly Siobhan Reid Abid Haque Gisela Williams Carla Valdivia Nakatani Rima Suqi, New York Times, 13 July 2023 Crudo items like salmon carpaccio and rice bowls with chirashi are also available. Mario Cortez, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2023 Like us, most diners dismissed the odor for the delight of seeing dairy cows behind the window separating the dining room from the livestock stalls, and were further diverted by creamy housemade mozzarella, local lamb carpaccio and Geysir bread, a kind of rye bread cooked in an underground oven. New York Times, 3 June 2022 See More

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Word History


Vittore Carpaccio; from the prominent use of red in his painting

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carpaccio was in 1974


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Cite this Entry

“Carpaccio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Car·​pac·​cio kär-ˈpä-ch(ē-ˌ)ō How to pronounce Carpaccio (audio)
Vittore circa 1460–1525(or 1526) Italian painter
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