orec·​chi·​et·​te | \ ō-ˌrā-kē-ˈe-tā How to pronounce orecchiette (audio) \

Definition of orecchiette

: small oval pasta

Examples of orecchiette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On her Instagram Story, De Laurentiis also shared a recipe for handmade orecchiette written on wood drilled into the street walls. Antonia Debianchi, PEOPLE.com, 28 June 2022 What does Tucci think of Plunkett-Hogge's orecchiette with broccoli rabe and anchovies? CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 And people have been seeking out her orecchiette ever since. Melissa Malamut, Travel + Leisure, 19 Apr. 2022 Add the orecchiette and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 Drain the orecchiette, reserving a bit of the pasta cooking water. CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 Their clams and orecchiette pasta play well in a broth-y bowl spiced with Calabrian chilies, white wine, butter, garlic, olive oil and parsley. Arlene Borenstein-zuluaga, sun-sentinel.com, 22 Oct. 2021 It’s the birthplace of burrata, too; and don’t forget to try some orecchiette, handmade by a nonna on the winding streets of Bari’s old town. Liam Hess, Vogue, 2 Aug. 2021 The corn is cooked with the bacon and tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and a big handful of fresh basil, along with the cooked orecchiette for a hearty dish that will have your guests coming back for more. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of orecchiette

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orecchiette

Italian, plural of orecchietta, diminutive of orecchia ear, from Latin auricula — more at auricle

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11 Jul 2022

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“Orecchiette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orecchiette. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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