fet·​tuc·​ci·​ne ˌfe-tə-ˈchē-nē How to pronounce fettuccine (audio)
variants or fettuccini or fettucine or fettucini
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: pasta in the form of narrow ribbons
also : a dish of which fettuccine forms the base

Examples of fettuccine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dinner menu includes fresh North Carolina shrimp with fettuccine and vanilla sponge cake for dessert. Details: The dinner menu will run all day, but pizza doesn’t start until after lunch. Jessica Swannie, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Nosh on specialties like risotto with mushrooms and black truffle butter or opt for classics including fettuccine bolognese and veal parmigiana. Brandon Perlman, Travel + Leisure, 29 Jan. 2024 Tavern has been an integral part of Grand Avenue, serving walleye in a multitude of ways — from classically grilled, blackened or deep-fried to inside tacos, on top of fettuccine alfredo, in spring rolls and even for breakfast. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, 18 Jan. 2024 There is no big Christmas feast, just some sad fettuccine being eaten on the eve of. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 20 Nov. 2023 Lemon, butter, black pepper and parmesan make a light, zesty and lovely sauce for fettuccine or your favorite long noodle. Matt Brooks, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 This simple product was easy to use and yielded consistent, toothsome fettuccine. Laura Denby, Peoplemag, 9 Oct. 2023 Made in Italy, Marcato’s Atlas Pasta Machine enables home cooks to roll and cut pasta dough in three shapes: lasagne, fettuccine, and tagliolini. Kathleen Felton, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2023 This tabletop hand-crank machine allows at-home chefs to make homemade pasta like spaghetti and fettuccine. Michelle Love, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


Italian, plural of fettuccina, diminutive of fettuccia small slice, ribbon, diminutive of fetta slice, probably alteration of *offetta, from offa flour cake, from Latin

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fettuccine was in 1912

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“Fettuccine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fettuccine. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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