far·​fal·​le fär-ˈfä-(ˌ)lā How to pronounce farfalle (audio)
: butterfly-shaped pasta

Examples of farfalle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add the farfalle to the boiling water; reduce the heat to medium-high and cook according to the package directions (for al dente). Domenica Marchetti, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Transfer the farfalle to the skillet; gently toss with the sauce until well incorporated. Domenica Marchetti, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 So feel free to toss that farfalle in with the shells, or spaghetti with bucatini. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Sep. 2023 When boiling, add the farfalle and cook 8 minutes or until al dente or just slightly firm. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 8 June 2021 Yep, each farfalle, tagliatelle, and garganelli piece got a delicate coating. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 29 July 2020 Meal kits include the Elda, with garlic farfalle pasta with pancetta, preserved lemon and pea ragu for $26 (serves 2), with ready-to-bake garlic bread. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, 15 May 2020 To shape the farfalle, hold the center of the rectangle with your index finger then use your thumb and middle finger to push the long sides together towards the center. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2020 Cook the farfalle for three to four minutes in boiling water. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History


Italian, plural of farfalla, literally, butterfly

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of farfalle was in 1928

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“Farfalle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farfalle. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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