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

Examples of fettuccine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This pasta is usually known as fettuccine in Rome and Southern Italy, while Northern Italians typically refer to it as tagliatelle. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, 9 June 2022 Tagliatelle is wider than both linguine and fettuccine, but thinner than pappardelle. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 29 Apr. 2022 After trimming the ends, use a vegetable peeler to peel lengthwise down the spear for long, fettuccine-like strips. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 16 Apr. 2022 Participants also receive fresh fettuccine to cook at home. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2022 Saturday at Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood, and customers taking shade from the summer swelter crowd around Monika Garone’s restaurant stall, clamoring to know why her fettuccine is purple. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 27 Aug. 2021 Included in the kit is a roller, a fettuccine cutter, and a spaghetti cutter. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 22 June 2021 One such menu item is the Squid ink fettuccine with lobster, shrimp and fra diavolo sauce. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Remember not to dump your pasta water when draining the fettuccine. Katy Severson, chicagotribune.com, 22 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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19 Jun 2022

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“Fettuccine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fettuccine. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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