fu·​sil·​li | \ fyü-ˈsi-lē How to pronounce fusilli (audio) , -ˈsē- \

Definition of fusilli

: spiral-shaped pasta

Examples of fusilli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s something about being cooped up that calls for an abundance of comfort food, and nothing compares to a big bowl of cheesy baked ziti, lemony fusilli, or soupy ramen. Whitney Perry, Glamour, 30 Mar. 2020 The resulting pasta shape goes by nearly as many names as there are villages that produce it: fusilli in Cilento, frizzuli in Matera, and carrati in the Campanian mountain village of Pietraroja, the home of Lucia Parente. Brian Finke, Saveur, 26 Sep. 2017 In a sense there are four of us here at lunch in the crumbling grandeur of the Palazzo Lanza Tomasi, which overlooks Palermo harbor, dining on Nicoletta’s swordfish with capers and basil fusilli with ricotta salata: Lampedusa is with us too. James Mcauley, Town & Country, 10 Dec. 2019 Gluten-Free Pasta Salad Substitute cooked rice noodles for the fusilli. Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2019 Sip martinis prepared tableside alongside fusilli a la vodka, smoked roasted prime rib, and cannoli from a white cardboard box. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2019 Top contenders include fusilli, rotini, orecchiette, shells, farfalle (bow tie) and campanelle. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 26 July 2019 Or, to be more specific, for the restaurant’s spicy fusilli. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 July 2019 The result is a menu with crispy fried oysters with bourbon-barrel soy mash aioli; squid-ink fusilli with chorizo sausage, blue crab and saffron coconut butter; and fermented pork belly with crispy sticky rice cake and shallot kimchi. Houston Chronicle, 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of fusilli

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fusilli

borrowed from Italian, plural of fusillo (originally in southern dialects, as Altamura—Puglia—fusillë), diminutive of fuso "spindle," going back to Latin fūsus, of obscure origin

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“Fusilli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fusilli. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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