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 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 There was the handmade fettuccine swirled to perfection and topped with a dainty dollop of caviar. Paige Stables, Allure, "An Inside Look at the Meticulous Process That Goes Into Great Lengths Hair Extensions," 16 Apr. 2020 If there is no gluten-free pasta at your store, grab some zucchini and make zoodles (with a spiralizer, or use a vegetable peeler to make long strips that resemble fettuccine) with your favorite pasta sauce. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "What to do during the coronavirus quarantine if you're on a diet," 28 Mar. 2020 In our fettuccine with with pesto cream sauce, the peppers are roasted before being added to the dish. Saveur, "Bell Pepper Recipes," 28 July 2014 Combine water, flour, and egg right in your mixer’s work bowl, and then leverage the power of the KitchenAid motor with these stainless steel attachments to roll out your dough and cut spaghetti and fettuccine. Popular Science, "Pasta makers for crafty carb lovers," 31 Jan. 2020 Rubber flanges surrounded each of the many windows in the VW bus, and the cement that held the rubber flanges melted in the heat, causing the flanges to hang down from all the windows like fettuccine. John Mcphee, The New Yorker, "Tabula Rasa: Volume One," 6 Jan. 2020 The next page includes a recipe for fresh fettuccine dressed in a lemon and cream sauce. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Nathalie Dupree shares her favorite recipes and stories," 17 Oct. 2019 With seemingly little effort, Mejia’s hands fly over balls of dough, creating the restaurant’s specialty homemade noodles from scratch, including spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine and ravioli. Katie V. Jones, baltimoresun.com, "At Pasta Plus in Laurel, a silver anniversary for the woman behind the noodles," 4 Dec. 2019

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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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7 May 2020

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“Fettuccine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fettuccine. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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

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