moz·​za·​rel·​la ˌmät-sə-ˈre-lə How to pronounce mozzarella (audio)
: a moist white unsalted unripened cheese of mild flavor and a smooth rubbery texture

Examples of mozzarella in a Sentence

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Word History


Italian, diminutive of mozza, a kind of cheese, from mozzare to cut off, from mozzo cut off, docked, from Vulgar Latin *mutius, alteration of Latin mutilus

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mozzarella was in 1911

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“Mozzarella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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moz·​za·​rel·​la ˌmät-sə-ˈrel-ə How to pronounce mozzarella (audio)
: a moist white rubbery mild-flavored cheese that is much used in Italian cooking

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