fettuccine

noun plural but singular or plural in construction fet·tuc·ci·ne \ˌfe-tə-ˈchē-nē\

Definition of fettuccine

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

Variants of fettuccine

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fettuccini

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fettucine

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fettucini

\ˌfe-tə-ˈchē-nē\

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 1912


FETTUCCINE Defined for English Language Learners

fettuccine

noun plural but singular or plural in construction fet·tuc·ci·ne \ˌfe-tə-ˈchē-nē\

Definition of fettuccine for English Language Learners

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


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