marinara

adjective
mar·​i·​na·​ra | \ ˌmer-ə-ˈner-ə How to pronounce marinara (audio) , -ˈnär- How to pronounce marinara (audio) \

Definition of marinara

: made with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices marinara sauce also : served with marinara sauce spaghetti marinara

Examples of marinara in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Make the ketchup: Combine 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce, 3 tablespoons chili seasoning, and chipotles in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Country Living, "Turkey Chili Burgers with Spiced Ketchup," 4 Apr. 2011 Top with remaining 1½ cups marinara sauce and remaining mozzarella. Bon Appetit, "Stuffed Shells with Marinara," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of marinara

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marinara

Italian (alla) marinara, literally, in sailor style

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The first known use of marinara was in 1924

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Cite this Entry

“Marinara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marinara. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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