fet·​tuc·​ci·​ne | \ ˌfe-tə-ˈchē-nē How to pronounce fettuccine (audio) \
variants: or fettuccini or fettucine or fettucini

Definition of fettuccine

: pasta in the form of narrow ribbons also : a dish of which fettuccine forms the base

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Recent Examples on the Web Any hearty pasta shape such as spaghetti, linguine or rigatoni can be used instead of fettuccine. Katy Severson, chicagotribune.com, "How to make alfredo sauce," 22 Mar. 2021 Poutine and pot stickers are standout starters, while entrees span a boursin chicken breast to Aleppo pepper-marinated shrimp fettuccine. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Chef opens second restaurant across the street from his popular Euless sushi bar," 5 Feb. 2021 There is no big Christmas feast, just some sad fettuccine being eaten on the eve of. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "Sorry To Bring This Up, But Is The Holiday Really A Christmas Movie?," 10 Dec. 2020 Add fettuccine and cook, stirring often, until al dente (nearly tender when a strand is bitten), about 10 minutes. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Fall pastas come together easily when you cook the veggies ahead," 7 Oct. 2020 Use the pasta roller to cut spaghetti or fettuccine. cleveland, "‘Visit’ Rome via a staycation of recipes and cooking lessons," 24 June 2020 Out front, a chalkboard displayed the day’s menu, and back in the kitchen, a chef wearing a mask and gloves had just made the pappardelle and fettuccine. Washington Post, "Rome’s restaurants reopen. Will diners return? Or just delivery riders?," 20 May 2020 The Atlas 150 has rollers to press your dough, plus an attachment that can cut the dough into three noodle shapes: fettuccine, tagliolini, and lasagna. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "Everything You Need to Recreate Italy in Your Kitchen," 22 Apr. 2020 To my relief, the machine spat out perfectly formed fettuccine that any Italian nonna would be proud to serve at her table. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Pasta Maker Makes Me Feel Like I'm in Italy Again," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of fettuccine

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fettuccine

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

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The first known use of fettuccine was in 1912

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27 Mar 2021

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“Fettuccine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fettuccine. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fettuccine

: a type of pasta that is shaped like long, thin ribbons

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