plural noun

cros·​ti·​ni krȯ-ˈstē-nē How to pronounce crostini (audio)
: small slices of usually toasted bread topped with a spread or other food

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Spread it on crostini, various crackers or different types of bread. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 4 May 2023 To make the crostini: Preheat oven to 350°., 16 Sep. 2020 On the dining side, Dehaene will bring back a few favorites from The Corner, including stuffed peppadews, roasted bone marrow and a kangaroo tartare with quail egg and crostini. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 29 Mar. 2023 Slice your baguettes into ½-inch rounds to make the crostini. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 28 Mar. 2023 For dinner, book a table on the outdoor patio among the olive trees and lavender, or go for a counter seat at the open kitchen and watch the team plate up stunning dishes like the crimson beet spaghetti with poppy seeds, brown butter, and ricotta or the decadent chicken-liver crostini. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 May 2022 While your crostini are baking, clean the morels thoroughly. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 28 Mar. 2023 Serve it with baguettes or crostini. Magdalena O'neal, Sunset Magazine, 25 Mar. 2022 On sad crostini, cold and clumpy? Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 18 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History


Italian, plural of crostino, from crosta crust, rind, from Latin crusta shell, crust — more at crust

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crostini was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“Crostini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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